Northrop Grumman Company’s Built-in Battle Command System (IBCS) accomplished the ultimate, demanding evaluation, throughout its latest Operational Take a look at and Analysis (IOT&E). Completion of IOT&E is the final main take a look at occasion earlier than the U.S. Military makes the choice to maneuver this system from low charge preliminary manufacturing to full charge manufacturing, permitting IBCS to be fielded around the globe. Starting in January, at White Sands Missile Vary (WSMR), New Mexico, IBCS started a collection of operational flight exams. All through the 10-month interval, troopers operated IBCS in advanced take a look at environments encompassing a broad spectrum of assault and protection situations below sensible working situations, stressing the system as by no means earlier than, and below intense scrutiny by U.S. Military impartial evaluators.

“All through IOT&E, we’ve proven how IBCS allows the warfighter to make extra knowledgeable and quicker choices,” stated Christine Harbison, vp and common supervisor, fight methods and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “IBCS is prepared for as we speak’s threats and people of the longer term, making Joint All-Area Command and Management (JADC2) a actuality.”


Throughout two IO&TE flight exams at WSMR, IBCS detected, tracked, and intercept threats that included: a excessive pace, excessive efficiency tactical ballistic missile and two cruise missile surrogates throughout a stressing digital assault. As soon as fielded, IBCS will prolong the battlespace past what a single sensor tied to a single effector can present, permitting the usage of a sensor or effector’s full vary and enabling the warfighter to shortly see and act on information throughout your complete battlefield.

Northrop Grumman designed IBCS with a modular, open, and scalable system structure that’s foundational to integrating all accessible property within the battlespace, no matter supply, service, or area. Its structure allows the environment friendly and reasonably priced integration of present and future methods and extends the battlespace by disaggregating sensors and effectors. Via quite a few profitable exams and demonstrations, IBCS has validated the flexibility to attach and fuse multi-service sensor information to multi-service weapons, demonstrating JADC2 capabilities. Northrop Grumman is a know-how firm, targeted on international safety and human discovery. The corporate pioneering options equip clients with capabilities they should join, advance and shield the U.S. and its allies. Pushed by a shared function to unravel our clients’ hardest issues, 90,000 staff outline doable day by day.