Northrop Grumman Delivers Battle Command Center to US Army

Northrop Grumman Delivers Battle Command Center to US Army

Northrop Grumman has achieved a major milestone by delivering the first Engagement Operations Center (EOC) for the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) to the U.S. Army’s Integrated Fires Mission Command (IFMC). Developed in partnership with Northrop Grumman, IBCS is the centerpiece of the Army’s modernization strategy to revolutionize air and missile defense capabilities.

The IBCS EOC hosts the battle management software that enables warfighters to plan, coordinate and execute multi-domain operations across the entire battlespace. This delivery keeps Northrop Grumman on track to support the Army’s aggressive schedule for fielding this transformative capability.

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Revolutionary Multi Domain Command

The IBCS introduces a resilient, open architecture that allows integration of all sensor and shooter assets across domains land, air, sea, space and cyber. Its modular, scalable design seamlessly connects current and future systems including aircraft, counter UAS, space-based sensors and IP-enabled communications networks.

This multi-domain operations capability provides comprehensive situational awareness to quickly detect, identify, track and defeat emerging air and missile threats. IBCS revolutionizes decision making by delivering resilient information to determine the optimal “best sensor, best effector” solution.

IBCS’s inherent joint coalition interoperability has been proven in major tests integrating assets across the U.S. military services. This includes successful live fire scenarios incorporating the U.S. Marine Corps’ G/ATOR radar, Air Force F 35 jets, Navy Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and the IBCS Integrated Fire Control Network.

“IBCS is critical to realizing Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) by bridging service-specific capabilities into an integrated multi-domain force,” said Christine Harbison, Vice President of Combat Avionics Systems at Northrop Grumman. “Its modular open architecture enables rapid affordable modernization to outpace evolving threats.”

Delivering JADC2’s Foundation

As a pioneering JADC2 system, IBCS establishes the foundation for true multi-domain command and control (MDC2) called for in the Pentagon’s modernization strategies. Its ability to seamlessly share data among joint and coalition partners is key to enabling JADC2’s vision of centralized sensing and distributed execution.

The delivery of this first EOC keeps Northrop Grumman squarely on track for achieving Initial Operational Capability for IBCS in 2025 as the Army accelerates its transformation into an integrated deterrence force. As a core JADC2 system, IBCS will serve as a critical pathfinder for realizing MDC2 and multi-domain integration goals across the U.S. military.

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