Utah Air National Guard demonstrates multi-domain battlespace connectivity on KC-135

Originally Published in Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

On Aug. 7, 2021, the Utah Air National Guard, in collaboration with Collins Aerospace, successfully demonstrated advanced communication, mission computing and sensor technologies to support JADC2 (Joint All Domain Command and Control) and ABMS (Advanced Battle Management) initiatives on a KC-135 Stratotanker at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah.

As part of this upgrade, USAF KC-135s equipped with this system will, for the first time, be fully integrated within the NATO-standard Link-16 battlespace, bringing the aircraft into the 21st century and revolutionizing the tanker’s role in combat

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