Making The Advanced Battle Management System Real

ShOC-N training exercise

The 805th Combat Training Sqdn., also known as ShOC-N, is the battle lab for the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System. The squadron hosted an exercise (pictured) focused on distributed command and control in April 2022.

Credit: Keith Keel/U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force kicked off its Advanced Battle Management System more than four years ago as a vague but ambitious effort to move command and control away from an airframe and connect all of its sensors with shooters to speed up decision-making. Since then, the service has thrown money at...

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