The U.S. Army has completed a dual-engagement flight test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.
Northrop said Monday that the IBCS was used to identify, track and engage ballistic and cruise missile targets to determine its multiple threat management function.
Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of Northrop’s missile defense and protective systems division, said the test provided a platform for the IBCS to demonstrate the potential for “any-sensor, best-shooter” warfighting capability and open architecture systems for air and missile defense.
Northrop said the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Tactical Air Operations Module for joint C2 situational awareness was also included in the flight test architecture.
During the test, IBCS provided command-and-control options to Patriot Advanced Capability Three and PAC-2 interceptors to destroy ballistic missile and cruise missile target, Northrop said.