Throughout two separate exams at White Sands Missile Vary (WSMR), New Mexico, Northrop Grumman Company’s Built-in Battle Command System (IBCS) proved once more the system’s modular, open structure integrates with any networked sensor and effector from previous, current or future. The primary stay goal engagement concerned a Sentinel radar monitoring a cruise missile goal throughout the desert. IBCS then engaged the goal utilizing Lockheed Martin’s Distant Interceptor Steering (RIG-360) prototype because the uplink to the Patriot Interceptor. This was achieved via Northrop Grumman’s funding in inside analysis and improvement to carry out the engineering essential to combine RIG-360 with IBCS.

“IBCS’ means to combine with any out there networked sensor and effector offers the warfighter flexibility, time and dominance within the battlespace. With each distinctive system take a look at, the IBCS structure has confirmed that the system is defining the probabilities of offering command and management throughout domains,” stated Christine Harbison, vp and normal supervisor, fight methods and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman.


The success of this take a look at removes the dependency of the Patriot radar in IBCS’ structure to offer the communication hyperlink to and from the interceptor and additional proved IBCS’ means to quickly combine with rising expertise. In the course of the second stay goal take a look at, a floor launched cruise missile surrogate was successfully detected, tracked, engaged and destroyed utilizing IBCS. Utilizing a Patriot Interceptor, IBCS created a hearth high quality observe and customary working image to eradicate the risk. IBCS implements a modular, open and scalable structure that’s foundational to integrating out there belongings within the battlespace, no matter supply, service or area. Its structure allows the environment friendly and inexpensive integration of present and future methods and extends the battlespace by disaggregating sensors and effectors.

By means of quite a few profitable exams and demonstrations, Northrop Grumman Company’s Built-in Battle Command System (IBCS) has validated the flexibility to attach and fuse multi-service sensor knowledge to multi-service weapons, demonstrating JADC2 capabilities. Northrop Grumman is a expertise firm, targeted on international safety and human discovery. Our pioneering options equip our clients with capabilities they should join, advance and defend the U.S. and its allies. Pushed by a shared goal to unravel our clients’ hardest issues, our 90,000 workers outline doable every single day.

Northrop Grumman-manufactured Built-in Battle Command System (IBCS) Engagement Operations Heart, Interactive Collaborative Setting emplaced at White Sands Missile Vary, N.M. for IOT&E. (Picture by US Military)