US ARMY TEST NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S IN­TE­GRATED BAT­TLE COM­MAND SYS­TEM

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Northrop Grumman-de­vel­oped in­te­grated air and mis­sile de­fense (IAMD) bat­tle com­mand sys­tem (IBCS) has suc­cess­fully com­pleted a key de­vel­op­men­tal test con­ducted by the US Army sol­diers, the three-week Sol­dier Check­out Event (SCOE) test saw IBCS be­ing used as the com­mon C2 across bat­tal­ion and bat­tery-level op­er­a­tions. The US sol­diers also used Sen­tinel and Pa­triot radars and Pa­triot Ad­vanced Ca­pa­bil­ity (PAC)-2, PAC-3 and PAC-3 Mis­sile Seg­ment En­hance­ment in­ter­cep­tors to fight 26 sim­u­lated air bat­tles against hun­dreds of tac­ti­cal bal­lis­tic mis­sile threats.

The SCOE also tested IBCS’s ease of use and in­volved a 72-hour en­durance run of the sys­tem, in­clud­ing 18 ad­di­tional air bat­tles.

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