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Pentagon details ABMS test

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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 05:06 PM
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The Pentagon has detailed the December test of the Advanced Battle Management System. They are both happy and unhappy with the results. They successfully completed 26 of 28 planned test points, but said it's too early in the program to be that successful, meaning they aren't challenging the system enough.

The test involved QF-16s simulating a cruise missile attack, as well as F-22s, F-35s, the USS Thomas Hudner, a HIMARS unit, and Special Operations forces. It included a "translator" that allowed the F-22s and F-35s to talk to each other over their datalink, transferring data while remaining stealthy. An AC-130 also successfully connected to Starlink, as well as the Air Force demonstrating a cloud based system as part of the system.

One of the points that failed was with the Special Operations robot dogs. The robots are designed to expand surveillance areas, but they were unable to connect their feeds. They're hoping to see that capability in the April test, as well as the XQ-58A carrying the "translator" for the F-22 and F-35.

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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 07:56 PM
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Interesting to say the least and it makes sense for future battles.

Just about every platform can be a sensor these days and from the descriptions the F-35 is like a giant information vacuum. But data collection is pointless unless you can share / make sense of it.

The different platforms used is pretty impressive



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 10:19 PM
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I wonder how track management works out in those exercises and how everything's getting filtered. I remember those Arleigh Burke have pretty high fidelity radar and can pick up A LOT. I imagine it's the same for the F-35s.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 11:11 PM
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Just a little additional information:
I believe the translator on the Valkyrie (XQ-58A) is a Boeing prototype unit called the Talon HATE system. It translates between Link 16 (F-35s & all NATO aircraft), IFDL (F-22 only) and MADL (F-35 only).


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posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: intelgurl

They flew Talon HATE on a couple F-15s at Nellis a few years ago. They had a noticeable antenna on the shoulder above the intake and a centerline pod. The timing would be right for them to have developed a better antenna system.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Honeywell antenna now - much better.



posted on Jan, 26 2020 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: intelgurl

Good to hear. The previous incarnation was bulky and looked like a pain in the ass just to install.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: intelgurl

Woah woah woah, where have you been?



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Masisoar

I'm a lurker for the most part now.



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: intelgurl
a reply to: Masisoar

I'm a lurker for the most part now.


Always good to see a post from you!!!!!!



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: intelgurl
a reply to: Masisoar

I'm a lurker for the most part now.


Same mood here.
Good to know you´re still around!



posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Masisoar
Oh intelgurl never really left. She just chooses to post more frugally and discreetly now, not that she was ever careless.

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posted on Jan, 28 2020 @ 03:30 AM
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The Alienz guys have been more cray cray last few years.Good to see some of the old crew still around..



posted on Jan, 28 2020 @ 03:57 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger
There's a whole stack of the old crew from 8-10+ years back I miss on here. Names like WIllard856, Canada EH, Waynos, even Kurt Plummer's alter ego's and many others come to mind, some of which I have gone blank on their names but I can see their avatars and contributions on here.

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