Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered the first of six production Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) Engagement Operations Centers to the U.S. government under a contract for Poland’s WISLA program. WISLA is Poland’s program of the country’s medium-range air and missile defenses, and it marks the first foreign military sale of IBCS. Poland is also working with the U.S. government for deliveries of IBCS equipment racks and software to be installed in operations centers designed, manufactured, and delivered in partnership with Polish industry, in support of the country’s NAREW short-range air defense modernization.
“As Poland acquires IBCS to modernize their air defenses, they are also taking major steps toward real Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and mission readiness in the future battlespace,” said Christine Harbison, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “Multiple live exercises and flight tests have demonstrated the JADC2 capabilities inherent in IBCS’ architecture.”
IBCS has an open, modular and scalable architecture that is foundational to integrating all available assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. Its architecture enables the efficient and affordable integration of current and future systems. Through numerous successful tests and demonstrations, IBCS has validated the ability to connect and fuse multi-service sensor data to multi-service weapons demonstrating JADC2 capabilities. For more information about Northrop Grumman in Poland and how IBCS is the centerpiece of the nation’s air and missile defense modernization.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American multinational aerospace and defense technology company. With 90,000 employees and an annual revenue in excess of $30 billion, it is one of the world’s largest weapons manufacturers and military technology providers. The firm ranks No. 96 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Northrop Grumman is made up of four main business sectors: Aeronautics Systems, Defense Systems, Mission Systems and Space Systems. Prior to Northrop Grumman’s reorganization of its divisions on January 1, 2020, the divisions were: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems, Technology Services, and Innovation Systems.