Research Innovations awarded C2 development deal

Research Innovations (RII), a US-based national security technology solutions provider, has been awarded a US$950m indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US Air Force to support Advanced Battle Management System development.

Announced on July 23, the contract will see Research Innovations develop capabilities across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithms in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

JADC2 concept
The Joint Staff’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control Campaign Plan Experiment 2 in late-2020 allowed US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines nodes to view a common operational picture during a simulation. Jonathan Koester 

"RII has a track record of providing innovative solutions to [the US] DOD and Air Force joint all-domain C2 requirements and successfully transitioning research and development into operational use to provide leap ahead warfighting capabilities," said Doug Greenlaw, RII's vice president of Strategic Growth.

The deal is part of a multiple award effort to provide for the development and operation of unified systems across the air, land, sea, space, cyber and electromagnetic domains to enable the integration of multiple platforms from across US military services for improved data dissemination and analysis.

Conceptually, the JADC2 system will use the interconnected network of sensors from available assets to detect threats, and then determine the most effective action or countermeasure.