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SDA has big plans for a new app factory to aid battle management

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The Space Development Agency recently released a draft solicitation for the Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) Application Factory.

SDA’s new on-orbit testbed will experiment with alternative PNT technology, other capabilities

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Payload capabilities that are successfully demonstrated as part of SDA's NExT initiative could be incorporated into future satellite tranches.

Pentagon faces shortage of edge-computing capability for space systems

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The Department of Defense wants to leverage artificial intelligence and edge computing for satellite communications, but today’s systems have shortcomings, Pentagon officials say. Artificial intelligence and space technology are critical for enabling the Pentagon’s vision of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), among other modernization efforts. “Fundamentally, I would like to use edge-based devices to do most of our AI compute,” Lisa Costa, chief technology and innovation officer for the…

Marine Corps outlines priorities for improving tactical data and communications capabilities

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The Marine Corps is undertaking several efforts in the next two years to improve how it leverages data at the tactical edge to make it more effective in highly dynamic environments. Self-described as America’s 9-1-1 force and thus needing to be extremely mobile and agile, the Corps needs to flow data rapidly and understand it. “Force design, what does that mean for me as the deputy commandant for information? If…

Northern Command testing commercial satcom capabilities in the Arctic

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The U.S. military is putting commercial satellite communication technology through its paces to see if it can help its forces communicate better at high northern latitudes. Communications is a capability gap in the Arctic that needs to be addressed, Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, noted Thursday during a videoconference with reporters at the Pentagon. He and Adm. Charles Richard, commander of…