US-based science and technology company Leidos, together with Microsoft, have recently demonstrated synchronised warfighting technologies during a US Army experimentation exercise.
The Army Futures Command-led exercise, called Project Convergence 2022 (PC22), focused on advancing the US Army’s contribution to support the US Department of Defense’s (Dod) Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative.
The demonstration involved the integration of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud infrastructure with Leidos Edge to Cloud technology.
The pairing allowed a connection to be established between the disparate conventional systems and the new systems.
With the formed joint solution, the companies showcased rapid fielding capability for various advanced software, applications, and security solutions in a challenging operational environment.
Leidos defence group president Gerry Fasano said: “The recent demonstration at PC22 proves that JADC2 vision is attainable through collaboration with leading defence and commercial partners.
“Together, Microsoft and Leidos can deploy resilient, state-of-the-art solutions quickly and safely to war fighters across DoD.”
Leidos said that the demonstration marks a significant step in the realisation of JADC2 by synchronisation of digital technology across multi-domain service branches.
The legacy and Cloud-based network solution is expected to enhance the overall decision-making process by facilitating the process of data and information sharing between joint forces.
Microsoft Federal president Rick Wagner said: “By partnering with Leidos, we are demonstrating how commercial capabilities in a classified cloud can enable improved situational awareness and decision dominance for [the] DoD through global connectivity, data aggregation, and advanced analytics that support decision-making.”
The companies will continue to work on different efforts to introduce warfighting capabilities for strategic/tactical use.
According to Leidos, the partnership will create architectures that can support the execution of rapid software and security updates across tactical networks, the Cloud, and on-premises to achieve JADC2 effort.