Northrop Grumman will build and deploy a system designed to detect, track and counter enemy missiles and other aerial threats under a potential five-year, $1.38 billion contract the U.S. Army awarded in December.
The Integrated Battle Command System production contract also includes logistics and product engineering support for the U.S. and select international partners through foreign military sales, Northrop said Tuesday.
“IBCS is a centerpiece of the U.S. Army’s modernization strategy for air and missile defense to address the changing battlefield,” said Mary Petryszyn, corporate vice president and president of Northrop’s defense systems business.
IBCS has an open, modular architecture that can integrate all assets in the battlespace to enable warfighters to quickly see and act on data and gain operational advantage over adversaries. The scalable architecture has demonstrated Joint All Domain Command and Control capabilities by linking multiservice sensor data to weapons systems across services.
In January 2021, Northrop received the green light to transition IBCS to low rate initial production following a Milestone C decision for the program.