Joint Battle Labs assess DARPA program, reduce joint-fires execution time

The 805th Combat Training Squadron’s Shadow Operations Center-Nellis enables advanced technology assessment in collaboration with the U.S. Army’s Mission Command Battle Lab as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Air Space Total Awareness for Rapid Tactical Execution, or ASTARTE, initiative held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 1-12.

The ShOC-N is the U.S. Air Force’s premier Battle Lab supporting the development, advancement, and maturation of key technologies and capabilities designed to compress the kill-chain for joint and coalition warfighters.

In partnership with the Army and Air Force, ASTARTE is a DARPA-sponsored program designed to enable efficient and effective airspace operations and deconfliction in a highly congested battlespace. ASTARTE automates the ability to provide a real-time common operational picture of airspace in and above an Army Division, to reduce the time required to execute time-sensitive joint fires. DARPA selected Raytheon Corporation to develop an artificial intelligence solution to solve the problem of airspace deconfliction, and the result is the Airspace Tactical Automation System, or ATLAS.

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