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Northrop’s IBCS Used During Simulated Aerial Threat Defense Demonstration

Rebecca Torzone,


Northrop Grumman

Northrop’s IBCS Used During Simulated Aerial Threat Defense Demonstration

The U.S. Army has subjected Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Battle Management System to real-world scenarios and tested its ability to take on additional missions.

Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager of command systems and mission readiness at Northrop, said the recent tests showed the system’s ability to defend the United States against cruise missile and aerial threats. Torzone, a 4×24 member, added that IBCS continues to show that it is capable of unifying sensor and shooter data from multiple sources.

In a set of demonstrations, soldiers from the 263rd Air and Missile Defense Command used IBCS to defend the National Capital Region against simulated cruise missiles and compromised aircraft threats. The system’s open architecture allowed soldiers to integrate existing sensors and effectors, including the Sentinel, Avenger and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air-Missile System, Northrop said Monday.

The demonstrations come months after the Defense Acquisition Board approved the system for full-rate production. The full-rate production decision was issued after an initial operational test and evaluation in October where IBCS demonstrated its ability to augment various sensors and effectors under an integrated command and control system.

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