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US Army’s IBCS Receives Full-Rate Production Decision

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US Army’s IBCS Receives Full-Rate Production Decision

The U.S. Army’s Integrated Battle Command System has received a full-rate production Defense Acquisition Board decision following the completion of an initial operational test and evaluation in October.

The IBCS demonstrated its ability to allow various sensors and effectors to work together under an integrated command and control system. The system, which is part of the Army’s broader modernization effort, is designed to deliver transformational air and missile defense capabilities.

The FRP DAB decision was announced by the Integrated Fires Mission Command Project Office, under Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, DVIDS reported Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Frank Lozano, the head of PEO Missile and Space, said the IBCS would ensure that warfighters are able to defend against airborne enemy threats and improve overall national security.

Col. Chris Hill, the project manager of the IFMC Project Office, said the IBCS is the only Army Acquisition Category 1D program whose milestone decision authority is William LaPlante, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a speaker at the Potomac Officers Club’s Defense Technology Summit: FY2023 Budget and Priorities event in October 2022.

According to Northrop Grumman, the IBCS is built on a resilient, open, modular and scalable architecture designed to integrate all available battlefield assets. Northrop said the system is designed to support the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control vision.

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