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AUSA 2019: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter closer to IBCS integration

16 October 2019

The US Army and the US Air Force integrated track data from an F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) during Orange Flag Evaluation (OFE) 19-2.

The event, held in Palmdale in California and Fort Bliss in Texas, in June marked the first time live F-35 track data was sent to Northrop Grumman's IBCS via an F-35 ground station and F-35-IBCS adaptation kit, according to a statement from Lockheed Martin, which developed the ground station and adaptation kit. "This allowed IBCS to receive and develop fire-control quality composite tracks during the exercise, leveraging the F-35 as an elevated sensor," the company said.

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