posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 05:06 PM
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