U.S. Air Force Tests Outer Space Technology At Red Flag 2022
The 414th Combat Training Squadron hosts Red Flag, a two-week advanced air component-centric combat exercise, several times a year. The exercise aims to provide fighter aircraft and allied partners with realistic multi-domain advanced combat training in a degraded and operationally contested environment.
In coordination with the 414th CTS, the ShOC-N planned, organised and executed a technology demonstration that included ten tools and applications in varying development stages and a broad spectrum of mission areas.
The technological demonstration highlighted potential solutions to the fighter capability requirements ranging from a space domain awareness of indication and warning to a complex airspace management tool using a multi-source correlator and a tracker to cyber command and control program.
“The ShOC-N creates a unique environment that enables demonstration of current and emerging capabilities that helps accelerate the development of warfighter requirements to meet the Air Force goals,” said Garry Benton, 805th CTS/ShOC-N project manager. “Advancing technology is key to increasing our military advantage in the great power competition.”
The mission of the 805th Combat Training Squadron is to advance capability and technical solutions to evolve multi-domain operations (MDO) concepts, applications, and architectures for operational relevance. The squadron’s vision is to be the war fighter-centric, U.S. Air Force-organic focal point for JADC2 training, experimentation, rapid software development, testing support, functional and operational assessment, and concept and system development.