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Northrop Hands Missile Defense System Prototype Shelters to US Army; Dan Verwiel Comments

Northrop Hands Missile Defense System Prototype Shelters to US Army; Dan Verwiel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman has handed over four prototype engagement operations shelters to the U.S. Army for the branch’s Integrated air and missile defense Battle Command System.

Northrop said Wedneday it delivered the prototype shelters after it integrated improvements suggested by soldiers involved in IBCS-related warfighter exercises.

Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of Northrop’s integrated air and missile defense division, said the company turned over the first batch of prototypes to the service branch 11 months after it secured the contract.

The engagement operations shelter has a system that works to safeguard uniformed personnel from explosives, chemical, nuclear, radiological hazards and is designed to be transported on any load-handling vehicles of the service branch.

IBCS is an open systems architecture-based platform built to provide command and control functions and surveillance tools for warfighters against ballistic missile threats.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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