Navy, Air Force Reach Handshake Agreement to Develop Joint Battle Network

NORFOLK, Va. ? The Navy and the Air Force are taking the first tentative steps to create a joint battle network that would allow Navy ships and aircraft to share targeting information with Air Force aircraft, Navy and Air Force officials confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have hatched an informal agreement to develop the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) network, Air Force and Navy officials told USNI News this week.

?There was an agreement between the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force regarding the Navy?s support to the Air Force on the Joint All Domain Command and Control concept,? Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Nate Christensen told USNI News on Wednesday.