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Air Force Secretary Unveils Advanced Battle Management System at EADS

Frank Kendall,


US Air Force

Air Force Secretary Unveils Advanced Battle Management System at EADS

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, along with leaders from North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Joint Staff, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, visited the Eastern Air Defense Sector in New York state on Wednesday to introduce the Advanced Battle Management System’s Cloud-Based Command and Control platform.

The platform, marking a significant milestone in air defense modernization, enhances decision-making capabilities with tactically relevant data feeds, artificial intelligence and machine learning, DVIDS reported.

At the event in Rome marking the milestone, Kendall, a past Wash100 winner, acknowledged the CBC2 team’s dedication, emphasizing its role in achieving operationally optimized ABMS.

Developed through Agile software methodology, CBC2 promotes collaboration between developers and end-users. NORAD’s and USNORTHCOM’s involvement ensures joint command and control, eliminating information silos.

EADS is the first sector to launch CBC2, with a phased rollout across other sectors, culminating in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington by 2024. 

EADS Commander Col. Joseph Roos highlighted CBC2’s potential to significantly bolster operators’ ability to defend North America. The platform will provide “most advanced and effective technologies to find, fix, track and target airborne threats,” he said. 

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