US Army Integrated Battle Command System Ready for Fielding

The US Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) has achieved initial operational capability, making it eligible for fielding by army units to support further development of its capabilities.

The development comes on the heels of the Northrop system achieving full-rate production last month.

The IBCS intends to replace the multiple air and missile defense command and control systems in the US military.

The system integrates multi-service sensors with multi-service weapons onto a common fire control system, enabling a quicker decision-making process against incoming threats.

Enables Multi-Domain Integration

According to the company, the system’s open, modular, and scalable architecture allows it to integrate additional systems and sensors.

This enables the US military to “achieve the high level of multi-domain integration” in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control capabilities.

“IBCS has the leading role in the Army’s air and missile defense modernization strategy because its ability to integrate multi-domain sensors to create fire quality fused data enables the warfighter to quickly decide on the best shooter to defend against incoming threats,” Northrop Grumman’s vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness Rebecca Torzone said.

“With its mature, proven and ready capabilities, IBCS transforms and extends the battlespace for the US and its allies.”

The defense firm is contracted to develop and deliver up to 160 IBCS units to the army by 2026.

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