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.

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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.