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First WISLA IBCS Engagement Operations Center

The first IBCS engagement operations centre for Poland’s WISLA air and missile defence programme leaves Northrop Grumman’s Huntsville production facility [Northrop Grumman]

Northrop Grumman delivers first WISLA IBCS (Integrated Battle Command System) Engagement Operations Center under contract with Poland.

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Press Release, Huntsville, 20 July 2022: Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered the first of six production Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) Engagement Operations Centers to the US government under a contract for Poland’s WISLA programme. WISLA is Poland’s programme of the country’s medium-range air and missile defences, and it marks the first foreign military sale of IBCS.

“As Poland acquires IBCS to modernise their air defences, they are also taking major steps toward real Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and mission readiness in the future battlespace,” said Christine Harbison, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “Multiple live exercises and flight tests have demonstrated the JADC2 capabilities inherent in IBCS’ architecture.”

Poland is also working with the US government for deliveries of IBCS equipment racks and software to be installed in operations centres designed, manufactured, and delivered in partnership with Polish industry, in support of the country’s NAREW short-range air defence modernisation.

IBCS has an open, modular and scalable architecture that 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 tests and demonstrations, IBCS has validated the ability to connect and fuse multi-service sensor data to multi-service weapons demonstrating JADC2 capabilities. For more information about Northrop Grumman in Poland and how IBCS is the centrepiece of the nation’s air and missile defence modernisation, please click here.

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