Round 4: Air Force adds 15 to battle management program

The Air Force has made its fourth round of awards on a contract for technology development work relating to a new battle management system.

The Air Force has made another round of awards in its massive broad agency announcement contract for development of the Advanced Battle Management System.

Fifteen more companies join the roster of firms that can work on new information and communications technologies for the system. ABMS is being built as an open architecture.

The ABMS effort is the primary mechanism that the Air Force is using to build the Joint All Domain Command and Control concept, or JADC2.

ABMS awardees can bid for up to $950 million in work and the Air Force has $3.3 billion budget for that system over five years, according to Deltek.

The latest group of winners are:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Anduril Industries
  • Colorado Engineering
  • Edgy Bees
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute
  • Global C2 Integration Technologies
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Grey Wolf Aerospace
  • Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
  • LinQuest Corp.
  • Oddball Inc.
  • Red River Technology
  • SES Government Solutions
  • Venator Solutions
  • VivSoft Technologies

They will compete for task orders in areas such as open systems design, software and algorithm development and maturing capabilities across platforms and domains. Domains include cyber, space and electromagnetic spectrum in addition to the traditional domains of air, land and sea.

This is the fourth round of awards with 27 companies first picked in May, then 18 in early July and eight named in August. The Air Force has now named 69 companies to the effort.