The US Army has selected Northrop Grumman to deliver the IBCS (Integrated Battle Command System) key enabler for JADC2.
Press Release, Huntsville, 04 January 2022: Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a five-year contract valued at more than $1 billion from the US Army for low-rate initial production and full-rate production of the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) on December 23.
“IBCS a centrepiece of the US Army’s modernisation strategy for air and missile defence to address the changing battlefield,” said Mary Petryszyn, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems. “Working closely with the Army, we look forward to leveraging the IBCS architecture to create an all-domain command and control capability.”
Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will produce and field IBCS and provide product engineering and logistics support for the US and select allied forces through foreign military sales. IBCS’s resilient, open, modular and scalable architecture is foundational to integrating all available assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. Its architecture enables the efficient and affordable integration of current and future systems. Through numerous, successful flight tests, IBCS has validated the ability to connect and fuse multi-service sensor data to multi-service weapons demonstrating JADC2 capabilities.
Since Northrop Grumman delivered the first IBCS to the US Army, the programme has undergone extensive hardware-in-the-loop environmental, live fire, and developmental testing and has participated in numerous Joint Service and US Army exercises. The current award follows the programme’s recent flight test which integrated multi-domain systems across the services and the decision by the Department of Defense authorising IBCS to proceed into low rate initial production as a result of the successful Limited User Test.
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