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Army Seeks Best Contracting Options for IFPC Increment 2 Interceptor

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Army Seeks Best Contracting Options for IFPC Increment 2 Interceptor

The U.S. Army has issued a request for information on ideal contracting means for an interceptor missile that can defeat various threats.

According to the RFI posted on Jan. 25, the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 system will be used to protect fixed and semi-fixed sites from various threats, including subsonic and supersonic cruise missiles, drones and mortar rounds. The IFPC Increment 2 will “use an open system architecture approach to establish lethal kinetic effects against select targets,” according to the RFI.

The Army’s IFPC Inc 2 program office plans to issue a contract in the fiscal year 2025 and may choose more than one manufacturer to demonstrate their solutions from fiscal 2026 to 2027, Defense News reported.

The RFI comes after Brig. Gen. Frank Lozano, program executive officer for missiles and space at the Army and a past Potomac Officers Club speaker, said the service will continue testing how various sensors and shooters will work with the Integrated Battle Command System under the Integrated Fires Test Campaign. The test will include Dynetics’ IFPC, an upgraded Sentinel A4 radar and the Army Long Range Persistent Surveillance system.

The IFPC used RTX’s AIM-9X Sidewinder missile as its first interceptor during a test in December.

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