Northrop Grumman Company was awarded a five-year contract valued at greater than $1 billion from the U.S. Military for the low-rate preliminary manufacturing and full-rate manufacturing of the Built-in Battle Command System (IBCS) on December 23. Beneath this contract, Northrop Grumman will produce and subject Built-in Battle Command System and supply product engineering and logistics help for the U.S. and choose allied forces by international navy gross sales.

“IBCS is a centerpiece of the U.S. Military’s modernization technique for air and missile protection to deal with the altering battlefield. Working carefully with the Military, we look ahead to leveraging the IBCS structure to create an all-domain command and management functionality,” mentioned Mary Petryszyn, company vp and president, Northrop Grumman Protection Methods.


IBCS’s resilient, open, modular, and scalable structure is foundational to integrating all accessible belongings within the battlespace, no matter supply, service, or area. Its structure allows the environment friendly and reasonably priced integration of present and future programs. By quite a few, profitable flight checks, IBCS has validated the flexibility to attach and fuse multi-service sensor knowledge to multi-service weapons demonstrating JADC2 capabilities.

Since Northrop Grumman delivered the primary IBCS to the U.S. Military, this system has undergone intensive hardware-in-the-loop environmental, reside fireplace, and developmental testing and has participated in quite a few Joint Service and U.S. Military workout routines. The present award follows this system’s current flight check which built-in multi-domain programs throughout the companies and the choice by the Division of Protection authorizing IBCS to proceed into low charge preliminary manufacturing because of the profitable Restricted Person Check.

A Northrop Grumman produced Engagement Operations Heart (EOC) and Interactive Collaborative Setting (ICE) emplaced at White Sands Missile Vary, New Mexico. (Picture by U.S. Military)