Northrop Grumman Company’s Built-in Battle Command System (IBCS) efficiently accomplished two latest U.S. Military flight assessments, additional demonstrating the system’s scalability and resiliency to allow all-domain command and management capabilities. Within the first flight check, the U.S. Military intercepted a high-performance, high-speed tactical ballistic missile (TBM) goal utilizing IBCS, aided by Northrop Grumman’s Joint Tactical Floor Station (JTAGS) which delivered space-based sensor knowledge to the system for early warning of an inbound TBM launch.

IBCS established a observe from the JTAGS knowledge earlier than ground-based sensors have been capable of detect the goal, thus offering elevated situational consciousness for the operators. Throughout the second flight check, IBCS demonstrated the resilience of the system to defeat two cruise missile targets in a stressing digital assault setting. IBCS was capable of keep steady observe custody of the targets by fusing knowledge from a number of sensors degraded by digital assault.


The testing came about at White Sands Missile Vary, New Mexico, using operationally practical eventualities with troopers of the U.S. Military third Battalion, forty third Air Protection Artillery (ADA) Regiment on the controls of the system. These assessments are a part of the Preliminary Operational Check and Analysis (IOT&E) of IBCS, through which the system is evaluated on its operational efficiency previous to deployment and full-rate manufacturing.

IBCS has an open, modular and scalable structure that’s foundational to integrating all out there property within the battlespace, no matter supply, service or area. Its structure permits the environment friendly and inexpensive integration of present and future methods. By means of quite a few profitable assessments and demonstrations, IBCS has validated the power to attach and fuse multi-service sensor knowledge to multi-service weapons demonstrating JADC2 capabilities.

Northrop Grumman-manufactured IBCS Engagement Operations Middle, Interactive Collaborative Atmosphere emplaced at White Sands Missile Vary, N.M. for IOT&E.