Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2),
What is JADC2?
JAPC2 is the concept of the U.S. Department of Defense to create a system that incorporates signals, sensors of all clans including the Air Force, Army, Marine, Navy, and Space Force into a single network, also known as the Internet of militar things.
However, the U.S. Department of Defense assesses that future warfare needs to be decided in a quick time, maybe only hours, minutes, or seconds. The current system is unable to accommodate the situation. In the future.
JADC2 is a system that works similar to the cloud-like environment system so that clans can share important information such as spying information and observation information together across multiple communication networks in order to make the decision-making process happen as quickly as possible. The system also allows to introduce or formulate plans. Situations and goals to respond appropriately along the way
Difference of JADC2 with A2/AD (Anti Access/Area denim)
One obvious difference in the needs of the Department of Defense is that it needs the fastest and most comprehensive system. The U.S. Department of Defense sees that systems like Air and Space Operation Centers, E-8C Joint Surveillance or E-3 Airborne Warning and Control Systems are not working fast enough.
The architecture of JADCS2 that the United States requires must consist of four principles:
1. Help the officers involved understand the incident quickly.
2. Able to work faster than the opposing system
3. The system is connected to all armies (all domains)
Developing JADC2 now
The Air Force is developing the ABMS (Advanced Battle Management System) system, which will be the network that sends data to JADC2.
The Army is testing Project Convergence, a field experiment, to try to transmit data to JADC2.
The Navy, in October 2020, the U.S. Navy is testing Project Overmatch, which plans to be linked to JADC2 in the future.
December 2019, in Florida, the U.S. Department of Defense simulates that the United States was attacked by a missile strike, and U.S. radar systems were launched to transmit data in real time. This is a test of ABMS systems.
July 2020, another JADC2 test was conducted in connection with data from U.S. warships in the Black Sea and shared information with some NATO member countries, simulating a Russian attack.