US Army moves IBCS closer to deployment

08 January 2019

The US Army’s effort to network ‘shooters and sensors’ on the battlefield will continue its developmental testing through 2019 with testing of production representative hardware and software, which will lead to operational testing in 2020.

The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) is a common integrated fire control capability across a single, integrated fire control network providing a high-fidelity Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP). IBCS provides the functional capabilities to control and manage the IAMD sensors and shooters.

Although IBCS initial operational capability (IOC) is not expected until fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022), the army has said it will evaluate early fielding opportunities based upon system performance in near-term developmental and operational testing in 2020.

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