Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered the Integrated Fire Control Network component of the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) to Poland’s WISLA medium range air defense program. This delivery marks the first foreign military sale of IBCS.
Northrop Grumman’s Huntsville operations work on the IBCS, as well as several other programs for the Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies.
“Northrop Grumman is transforming decision making for the U.S. and its allies by integrating sensors and weapons for air and missile defense,” said Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, Combat Systems and Mission Readiness, Northrop Grumman. “IBCS provides Polish air defenders with the ability to make faster, better-informed decisions to deter, disrupt and defeat threats across all domains.”
Testing and training of the system has been underway since July, 2022, and should allow Poland to achieve basic operational capability later in 2023.
The IBCS implements a modular, open and scalable architecture foundation that integrates with other assets regardless of source, providing a common control network.