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Northrop’s IBCS Tested for Threat Identification, Tracking Capabilities

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Northrop’s IBCS Tested for Threat Identification, Tracking Capabilities

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated how its Integrated Battle Command System can integrate sensors and effectors during advanced live-fire flight tests that started in November.

In a series of tests at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Northrop integrated the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor into the IBCS, allowing the command and control system to detect, identify and track threats. Northrop also used IBCS to control a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 to take down an air-breathing cruise missile and a ballistic missile surrogate.

LTAMDS will replace existing Patriot radars upon fielding, slated for 2027, Northrop said Thursday.

The U.S. Army continues to test the IBCS to ensure that it can meet warfighters’ requirements.

In October, soldiers from the 263rd Air and Missile Defense Command used the IBCS to protect the National Capital Region from simulated cruise missile and compromised aircraft threats. According to Northrop, the system’s open architecture allowed users to integrate existing sensors and effectors to fend off threats.

The system’s use is not limited to the United States. In June, the company shipped its Air Defense Reconfigurable Trainer to Poland, allowing the Polish military to learn how to operate the IBCS.

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