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Northrop Grumman brings home BACN contract

The US Air Force today announced a $276 million contract that buys three Bombardier Global Express business jet and five powerful new communications relay systems.The latter is the Northrop Grumman Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN). This payload is designed to translate data messages sent by radios with incompatible waveforms, perhaps alleviating one of the military’s […]

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Canada’s Bombardier smells the BACN

I can’t tell you what the future holds for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN). It’s history has been surprisingly controversial inside the US Department of Defense. It is championed by one sector of the US Air Force (ie, the AFC2ISR Center) but seemingly opposed by other sectors in the acquisition establishment. I’ve written about […]

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