Northrop delivers first command centre for IAMD
Northrop Grumman has delivered the first production-representative engagement operations centre (EOC) for the US Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), the company announced on 1 May.
The delivered IBCS EOC has completed all functional configuration audits for major configuration items and system verification review, and is representative of the production configuration for hardware and software that will undergo qualification testing before initial operational test and evaluation (IOTA&E).
Northrop Grumman will deliver 11 EOCs and 18 integrated fire control network (IFCN) relays for the IBCS programme by the end of 2019. The EOCs and IFCN will be used for IOT&E, which informs future production decisions
The IBCS integrates radars and weapons to construct an effective IAMD enterprise. IBCS delivers a single integrated air picture with better accuracy as well as broader surveillance and protection areas. Its open system architecture allows incorporation of current and future sensors and effectors and enables interoperability with joint C2 and the ballistic missile defence system.
More from Digital Battlespace
How anti-jam technology is helping provide resilience for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (Sponsored)
Accurate position information is crucial for many military and commercial applications. Global Navigation Satellite Systems is the most common source for position in land, airborne and marine applications within manned and unmanned vehicles, guided munitions, and many other platforms around the world.
GSG-7 simulator is designed to deliver a higher standard of GNSS signal testing in a cost-effective, easy-to-use, turnkey form factor.
The US hopes that combining electromagnetic warfare capabilities in the sea, air, and land domains would generate enhanced combat effects.
With the rise of increasingly assertive rivals like China and Russia, the Five Eyes allies are preparing their militaries for an uncertain future.
Puma 2 AE and Puma AE 3 operators will be able to fly their drones even if no GPS is available.