DoD approves Northrop Grumman for full-rate production of IBCS

Company developed system and has been testing it

An interceptor missile is launched at White Sands Missile Range in a 2019 test. It was a test for the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, developed by Northrop Grumman.

The U.S. Defense Department has approved full-rate production for Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Battle Command System, the latest milestone for the IBCS program.

In December 2021, Northrop Grumman was awarded a $1.4 billion contract for low-rate initial production and full-rate production, and initial operational testing and evaluation was completed in late 2022.

The latest decision means the U.S. Army has decided to move into full production and deploy the system around the world.

The IBCS detects, tracks and intercepts ballistic and cruise missiles.

“IBCS transforms the battlespace by fusing data from any sensor to create a single integrated air picture, allowing commanders to see the battlespace and use the best weapons to defeat complex threats,” said Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “Northrop Grumman shares the U.S. Army’s commitment to the rapid deployment of IBCS.”

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One of the nation’s best known defense companies, Northrop Grumman’s Huntsville office works closely with the Army, the Missile Defense Agency, NASA, the FBI and other federal agencies.

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