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An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron conducts Agile Combat Employment maneuvers in support of Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5.2 during operation Pacific Iron 21 at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam, July 26, 2021. ADE 5.2 is part of the fifth series of events conducted by the Department of the Air Force Chief Architect’s Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)

U.S. Air Force crew chiefs assigned to the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Air National Guard Hawaii, refuel a F-22 Raptor in support of Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5.2 during operation Pacific Iron 21 at Northwest Field, Guam, July 26, 2021. ADE 5.2 is part of the fifth in a series of Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation events conducted by the Department of the Air Force Chief Architect’s Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra Minor)

U.S. Air Force crew chiefs assigned to the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Air National Guard Hawaii, refuel a F-22 Raptor in support of Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5.2 during operation Pacific Iron 21 at Northwest Field, Guam, July 26, 2021. ADE 5.2 is part of the fifth in a series of Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation events conducted by the Department of the Air Force Chief Architect’s Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra Minor)

A Starlink antenna operates during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., July 15, 2021. The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in partnership with all 11 combatant commands, led the third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments designed to rapidly develop the capabilities required to increase deterrence options in competition and crisis through a data-centric, software-based approach. GIDE events combine people and technology to innovate and accelerate system development for domain awareness, information dominance, decisional superiority and global integration. The GIDE 3 experiment was executed in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect Office as part of their fifth Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation event (ADE 5), and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Thompson)

A Starlink antenna operates during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., July 15, 2021. The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in partnership with all 11 combatant commands, led the third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments designed to rapidly develop the capabilities required to increase deterrence options in competition and crisis through a data-centric, software-based approach. GIDE events combine people and technology to innovate and accelerate system development for domain awareness, information dominance, decisional superiority and global integration. The GIDE 3 experiment was executed in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect Office as part of their fifth Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation event (ADE 5), and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Airmen from the New York, Washington and Maryland Air National Guard monitor aircraft during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 in conjunction with the Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5 event at the 601st Air Operation Center on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 14, 2021. North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, in partnership with all 11 Combatant Commands, led the third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments designed to rapidly develop the capabilities required to increase deterrence options in competition and crisis through a data-centric software-based approach. GIDE events combine people and technology to innovate and accelerate system development for domain awareness, information dominance, decisional superiority and global integration. The GIDE 3 experiment was executed in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect Office as part of their fifth Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation event (ADE 5), and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Byers)

Airmen from the New York, Washington and Maryland Air National Guard monitor aircraft during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 in conjunction with the Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5 event at the 601st Air Operation Center on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 14, 2021. North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, in partnership with all 11 combatant commands, led the third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments designed to rapidly develop the capabilities required to increase deterrence options in competition and crisis through a data-centric software-based approach. GIDE events combine people and technology to innovate and accelerate system development for domain awareness, information dominance, decisional superiority and global integration. The GIDE 3 experiment was executed in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect Office as part of their fifth Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation event (ADE 5), and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Byers)

A Cell On Light Truck (COLT) broadcasts private LTE during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architect Demonstration Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., July, 12, 2021. LTE is long-term evolution and refers to wireless data transmission capabilities. North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in partnership with all 11 combatant commands, led the third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments designed to rapidly develop the capabilities required to increase deterrence options in competition and crisis through a data-centric, software-based approach. GIDE events combine people and technology to innovate and accelerate system development for domain awareness, information dominance, decisional superiority and global integration. The GIDE 3 experiment was executed in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect Office as part of their fifth Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation event (ADE 5), and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Picard)

A Cell On Light Truck (COLT) broadcasts private LTE during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architect Demonstration Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., July, 12, 2021. LTE is long-term evolution and refers to wireless data transmission capabilities. North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in partnership with all 11 combatant commands, led the third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments designed to rapidly develop the capabilities required to increase deterrence options in competition and crisis through a data-centric, software-based approach. GIDE events combine people and technology to innovate and accelerate system development for domain awareness, information dominance, decisional superiority and global integration. The GIDE 3 experiment was executed in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force's Chief Architect Office as part of their fifth Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation event (ADE 5), and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Picard)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --

The Department of the Air Force’s Chief Architect Office conducted experiments July 8-28 integrating commercial technologies to achieve decision superiority in support of its Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation exercise, spanning all 11 combatant commands and in partnership with U.S. Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Northern Command, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security.

The Chief Architect Office’s fifth ADE combined three primary pillars toward an agile DOD decision superiority mission architecture: (1) emerging technology and concepts of operation from the Air Force and Space Force, (2) the third Global Information Dominance Experiment and (3) Pacific Iron 2021 Agile Combat Employment exercise.

The Chief Architect Office designs integrated open architectures to ensure that the department fields adaptable individual systems that integrate into an “architecture of architectures” that achieves the necessary operational effects on increasingly rapid timelines. The ADEs help move the department from design to informed implementation through a regular campaign of experimentation that brings operators side by side with technologists.

“Operating without decision superiority is like a tourist driving in New York City without GPS; you may ultimately get where you need to go, but it won’t be efficient and may not be effective,” said Preston Dunlap, Space Force and Air Force chief architect. “Our goal at Department of the Air Force Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5 was to move DOD towards an integrated mission architecture that achieves AI-enabled decision superiority anywhere, from combatant commands all the way down to the edge, whether in competition or conflict.”

ADE 5 integrated objectives including increased domain awareness of global actions in competition and crisis; increased information dominance through AI; increased decision superiority through developing feasible deterrence courses of action; increased global integration through rapid cross combatant command collaboration; and increased agile decision superiority through integrated, distributed, resilient communications, compute and software enabling Agile Combat Employment at the edge.

In addition to these overarching objectives, the Chief Architect Office also conducted experiments of key enabling technology: (1) applying artificial intelligence to enable decision advantage through software at the strategic, operational and tactical level in partnership with the Joint AI Center, (2) augmenting Pacific Air Forces deployed communications teams with commercial-off-the-shelf networking technologies and commercial communications pathways to boost bandwidth, stabilize connectivity and increase network resiliency, (3) pushing the flexibility of commercial and government edge computing and store capabilities to help warfighters gain access to mission applications during distributed operations, (4) enabling mobile, disrupted and distributed operations at the classified level through the use of mobile devices as computing platforms to run classified applications over commercial satellite and terrestrial cellular networks, and (5) integrating the capabilities of automated data feed translation and threat track fusion in partnership with the
Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) through STITCHES (System-of-systems Technology Integration Tool Chain for Heterogeneous Electronic Systems). ADE5 also initiated the transition of STITCHES from DARPA to the Department of the Air Force.

“Our partnership with forward-leaning organizations like U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, the Joint AI Center, and USDI on ADE 5 has yielded invaluable progress in designing and evaluating the technical architectures that will provide senior leaders and joint warfighters the decision advantage they both need and deserve,” Dunlap said.

The results of ADE 5 and its partnership with GIDE 3 and Pacific Iron 21 are shaping new concepts of operation and investments across a wide array of initiatives and programs – such as Commercial Satellite Integration, the next Advanced Battle Management System Capability Release, the Rocket Cargo Vanguard, and Agile Combat Employment logistics and resiliency programs – aimed to achieve integrated decision superiority and agile, distributed operations.

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