US Army IBCS Intercepts Cruise Missile in Latest Trial

The US Army’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) successfully intercepted a cruise missile during its latest live-fire trial.

During the exercise, the army executed a kill chain against a ground-launched cruise missile surrogate with the IBCS.

The system fulfilled its test objectives against the cruise missile threat with the help of Patriot and Sentinel radars.

“Today, our troops continued to show great proficiency with the [IBCS],” program executive officer Frank Lozano said.

“The success of this test confirms that IBCS is advancing along the right path in becoming the foundation of our nation’s modernized air and missile defense capabilities.”

The test took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and was facilitated by the Army Integrated Fires Mission Command (IFMC) and personnel from the 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

Well-Positioned to Combat Threats

Developed in partnership with Northrop Grumman, the US Army’s IBCS connects sensors and effectors into one command-and-control system.

It allows warfighters to see data earlier and act more swiftly on the battlefield.

The system also provides greater defense effectiveness and more composite tracks for accurate target tracking.

According to IFMC official Chris Hill, the successful trial shows that the group is well-positioned to combat present and future threats.

“I want to thank the outstanding soldiers … who showed their remarkable professionalism and resilience in demonstrating this capability in support of our nation’s defense,” he said.

“We will continue to be responsive to Warfighter requirements and work as an integrated team committed to modernizing our army.”

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