Domain range

USAF awards $950 million joint command and control contract for all domains

The US Air Force has selected 27 companies to demonstrate JADC2 (Joint All Domain Command and Control) technologies.

The $950 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract is aimed at “maturing, demonstrating, and proliferating capabilities across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, software development, and development. ‘modern algorithms to enable JADC2’.

The location of the work will be decided by the contractors at the “direct contract order level” and is expected to be completed by May 28, 2025.

Joint command and control of all domains

JCDA2 connect sensors from all five U.S. military branches – Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Space Force – into a single network for faster responses on the battlefield.

The system facilitates the collection of data from multiple sensors, processing it through artificial intelligence algorithms for target identification. It then suggests the best weapon – kinetic or non-kinetic – to engage the target.

To defeat anti-access/area denial

The capability is intended to defeat sophisticated anti-access/area denial capabilities such as “electronic warfare, cyber weapons, long-range missiles, and advanced air defenses.”

According to a US Congressional Research Service document, US adversaries developed such capabilities to negate “traditional US military advantages – such as the ability to project power – and enhance their ability to win quick and decisive engagements.”