Defense Department leaders say the military will eventually open its Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system to share information with its allies and partners. However, those allies and partners could be headed in very different directions when they make decisions about fleets that will interact with the United States military.
- Brian Burton, former advisor to two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and now international business development specialist in the Defense, Space and Security division at Boeing, said it is critical that the United States proactively works with allies to ensure interoperability as they invest in future warfighting capabilities.
- Burton said U.S. allies are making important decisions over the next few years about major investments in future fighter aircraft fleets that will shape their militaries for decades.
- Burton recommended the United States do more to share information with allies about future threat data and initiatives like JADC2.