Military Capabilities

Latest IBCS test links multiple nodes across three US states

22 August 2018

In the most recent Soldier Checkout Event (SCOE), Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) connected multiple nodes of sensors and launchers across hundreds of miles.

The five-week SCOE 4.0 demonstrated the ability of IBCS to scale broadly with air and efficiently and effectively maintain voice, data, and video connectivity across missile defence assets located at sites in New Mexico, Texas, and Alabama.

“The network had 20 nodes spread out over more than 700 miles (1,126 km),” Rob Jassey, head of IBCS global efforts for Northrop Grumman, told Jane’s .

The nodes were connected via satellite, fibre, and line-of-sight radios, he added.

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