HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Oct. 9, 2023 – Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) defended the National Capital Region against simulated cruise missile and compromised aircraft in a series of recent demonstrations, an evolution of technical capabilities for the system.

IBCS is at the forefront of the U.S. Army’s drive to modernize air and missile defense. It has demonstrated its adaptability as a data-centric platform by successfully embracing new roles, including homeland defense, as attested by rigorous testing that validated its capacity to defend the warfighter. Highlights of the demonstrations include:

  • During the first two demonstrations, IBCS’ open architecture allowed the rapid integration of existing Army and Air Force sensors and effectors, such as Sentinel, Avenger, and National Advanced Surface-to-Air-Missile System (NASAMS).
  • Through the concluding demonstration, soldiers from the 263rd Air and Missile Defense Command used IBCS and the Joint Track Management Capability to significantly integrate Navy sensor information to extend the defended area across the National Capital Region.
  • These successful demonstrations further prove IBCS’ ability to unify sensors and shooters to decide the best action to out-pace and defeat complex threats.

Rebecca Torzone, the Vice President and General Manager of Combat Systems and Mission Readiness at Northrop Grumman, highlighted that IBCS consistently demonstrates its capability to integrate various sensors and weapon systems effectively. The recent demonstrations in the National Capital Region showcased IBCS’s effectiveness in protecting against cruise missiles and other airborne threats. Torzone emphasized that IBCS is well-prepared to tackle future challenges and threats.

IBCS Details

IBCS is a revolutionary command control system that unifies current and future assets across the battlespace, regardless of source, service, or domain. Its modular, open, and scalable architecture gives warfighters capabilities they never had before by fusing sensor data for a single, actionable picture of the full battlespace that enables rapid, informed decisions to optimize shooters. This capability extends the battlespace, giving warfighters more time to decide how to defeat threats. This system is the centerpiece of the U.S. Army’s air and missile defense modernization strategy, supporting a multi-domain future and continued modernization of U.S. and Allied capabilities.

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Post Image- Service members using the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)