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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Tactical IBCS Components; Readies For U.S. Army Integrated Air And Missile Defense Demonstration

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have made substantial progress toward a major integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) demonstration planned to begin October 24 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.


For the demonstration, Northrop Grumman will participate with IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) software and hardware components to highlight critical capabilities tied to objectives established by warfighters. IBCS will provide Air Defense Artillery (ADA) units one common battle command system for all Army air defense assets that are fully integrated with other Army and Joint IAMD systems.

"All IBCS components are in place for the IAMD demonstration and we look forward to helping the Army show how this open architecture, any sensor-any shooter system provides transformational capabilities while cutting total ownership costs," said Linnie Haynesworth, vice president and general manager of Federal and Defense Technologies division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "We have released enhanced software, delivered tactical EOCs [engagement operations centers] and network relays."

Haynesworth added, "We've also completed the first hands-on training for soldiers from Fort Bragg and Fort Bliss during a weeklong event at IBCS facilities in Huntsville."

Northrop Grumman conducted training on IBCS operations for soldiers from the 108 th ADA Brigade. Those soldiers will return with air defenders from the First Armored Division to participate in the IAMD demonstration.

"Having soldiers participate from our operational units, conducting operational scenarios on the IAMD tactical hardware is a big deal," said Col. Robert A. Rasch, Jr., project manager, Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office. "For the first time, users will get to see the actual implementation of their vision for an integrated air and missile defense capability."

The company delivered two tactical integrated fire control network relays and three dismounted relays that let IBCS interface with remote weapons and sensors. The relays extend the IBCS integrated fire control network across the battlefield, and enables IBCS to establish a highly mobile, self-forming ad hoc network.

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