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IBCS demonstrates non-US sensor system

27th November 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Northrop Grumman, MBDA and Saab have jointly demonstrated the ability to integrate the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) family and Giraffe radar system family into the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS).

The event successfully demonstrated both distributed fire direction and advanced integrated fire control engagements.

The demonstration saw simulated air targets fed to the Giraffe radar emulator, which passed the radar information to IBCS to assess and track threats. IBCS operators planned and executed optimised engagements based on that data using the CAMM missile emulators which engaged multiple threats simultaneously. IBCS then closed the loop by displaying the outgoing missiles detected and reported by the Giraffe emulators.

Designed to defeat modern and future threats, including saturation attacks by precision-guided munitions and manoeuvring high-speed missiles attacking simultaneously from multiple directions, MBDA’s CAMM family of missiles feature a solid-state active radar seeker, two way data-link, low-signature rocket motor and a 360° soft-vertical launch system.

Saab’s Giraffe AMB radar delivers surveillance capabilities as part of short- and medium-range surveillance and ground based air defence systems. It integrates 3D surveillance radar and C3 functionality to provide understanding of the air situation, enabling immediate and effective response to changing threats.

IBCS replaces legacy stove-piped systems with next-generation, net-centric capabilities for the IAMD. The system integrates disparate radars and weapons to deliver a single integrated air picture with high accuracy and broadens surveillance and protection areas. With an open systems architecture, IBCS allows incorporation of current and future sensors and effectors and interoperability with joint C2 and the ballistic missile defence system.

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