Northrop Grumman: IBCS demonstrates another successful LTAMDS and PATRIOT live-fire integration

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Northrop Grumman Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) seamlessly fused data from a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) to acquire, track, engage and intercept a long-range cruise missile surrogate with a PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement during a recent test event held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


“The integration of LTAMDS and Patriot into IBCS is a crucial element in modernizing integrated air and missile defence. Ready now, IBCS is the cornerstone of the globally connected battlespace to defeat increasing complex threats,” says Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, global battle management and readiness, Northrop Grumman.



IBCS unifies current and future assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. IBCS has demonstrated its ability to integrate with a wide range of sensors and shooters, including Patriot, Sentinel, F-35, CAMM, Giraffe, PAC 2 (GEM-T), PAC 3 and other sovereign capabilities. Through its modular, open and scalable architecture, IBCS gives warfighters new capabilities by fusing sensor data for a single actionable picture of the full battlespace that enables rapid, informed decisions to optimize shooters. This capability gives warfighters more time to make decisions on how best to defeat threats. IBCS is the centerpiece of the Army’s modernization strategy for air and missile defence, and is a foundational element for the multi-domain, multi-national future.




In 2023, IBCS was approved for full rate production, enabling the Army to set a fielding schedule for later this year for operational air defence units. Additionally, IBCS achieved initial operational capability enabling the system to be fielded and available for deployment for wartime operations. Globally, Poland has declared  Basic Operational Capability for IBCS for their WISŁA medium range air defence program and IBCS is planned for deployment in Defence of Guam as part of the U.S. Army program of record for integrated air and missile defence modernization.




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