US Army progresses IBCS testing

14 November 2017

The US Army has completed another stage in the testing of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) being developed by Northrop Grumman. The test, known as a soldier checkout event (SCOE), took place at Tobin Wells in Fort Bliss, Texas, during a three-week period in August and involved soldiers from Fort Bliss and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

IBCS is an IAMD command and control (C2) capability. It will integrate current and future air and missile defence systems in an open architecture, enabling users to employ a range of sensors and weapons. It uses common software and creates standard interfaces, providing expanded sensor and weapon system combinations through an integrated fire-control network.

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