Army Demonstrates Northrop-Made Missile Defense Battle Command System

The U.S. Army demonstrated the performance and interoperability of Northrop Grumman‘s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System over a recent one-month trial.

The Army-led demonstration took place between May and June to test the IBCS’ voice and data communication functions with live and simulated IAMD assets, the company said Tuesday.

The IBCS worked jointly with engagement operations centers and integrated fire control network relays stationed across three military locations, namely at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Fort Bliss in Texas and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

During the test, the command system facilitated exchanges of voice and data among various defense networks, and matched the different pieces of information to form a single, combined IAMD picture.

“IBCS brings together different types of sensors and other sources of information and stitches them together into an actionable air picture,” said Bill Lamb, director of integrated air and missile defense at Northrop Grumman.

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