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Northrop’s IBCS tested in joint environment

15th December 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) has demonstrated its ability to perform in a joint complex environment, the company announced on 12 December.

The capability was demonstrated during the second phase of the IBCS Soldier Checkout Event (SCOE) live-air exercise over three weeks in October at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

The test saw the IBCS direct army air and missile defence sensors and weapons to conduct complex, multi-domain air defence operations as part of a higher echelon joint task force with the US Marine Corps. It pulled together data from air, ground and marine sensors to form the integrated air picture.

The system maintained tracks on objects when individual sensors could not. IBCS also demonstrated the ability to correct radar biases and decipher closely spaced objects to significantly enhance the accuracy of the integrated air picture for the benefit of all joint Link-16 message users.

During the live-exercise, a dozen airborne platforms were identified as friend or foe, including unmanned aircraft systems, fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, attack aircraft, tankers, early warning aircraft, tilt-rotor aircraft and electronic attack aircraft.

IBCS is designed to replace stove-piped legacy command and control (C2) systems and deliver a single integrated air picture.

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