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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Engagement Operations Center to US Army Integrated Fires Mission Command

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Engagement Operations Center to US Army Integrated Fires Mission Command

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Engagement Operations Center to US Army Integrated Fires Mission Command
Northrop Grumman Delivers First Engagement Operations Center to US Army Integrated Fires Mission Command

This week, Northrop Grumman delivered the Integrated Battle Command System’s (IBCS) first Engagement Operations Center (EOC) to the U.S. Army Integrated Fires Mission Command (IFMC). Developed in partnership with Northrop Grumman, IBCS is the centerpiece of the U.S. Army’s modernization strategy for air and missile defense capability. The IBCS EOC hosts the battle management software that enables warfighters to plan and fight across the multidomain battlespace. Northrop Grumman teams are working hard to support the U.S. Army’s aggressive modernization schedule for air and missile defense.

The Integrated Battle Command System’s resilient, open, modular, scalable architecture is foundational to deploying a truly integrated network of all available assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. IBCS enables the efficient and affordable integration of current and future systems, including assets deployed over IP-enabled networks, counter-UAS systems, 4th- and 5th-generation aircraft, space-based sensors and more. It senses, identifies, tracks and defeats evolving air and missile threats, enabling revolutionary “multi-domain, any sensor, best effector” operations.

IBCS’s capacity to enable joint, multi-domain integration and command and control capabilities is inherent of its architecture. The proof of this architecture continues to be showcased in developmental and operational tests of the system. During a recent live-fire test, IBCS integrated a U.S. Marine Corps G/ATOR radar, two U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter aircraft, and the U.S. Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) on the IBCS Integrated Fire Control Network (IFCN). This system is the centerpiece of the U.S. Army’s modernization strategy for air and missile defense, supporting a multi-domain future and continued modernization of U.S. and Allied capabilities.

Northrop Grumman is pioneering joint multi-domain command and control with IBCS. Its modular, open systems architecture and ability to integrate, transport and access data provides one of JADC2’s foundational goals. Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American multinational aerospace and defense technology company. With 95,000 employees and an annual revenue in excess of $30 billion, it is one of the world’s largest weapons manufacturers and military technology providers. Northrop Grumman organized its business around four main sectors, each of which comprises two or more business areas: Aeronautics Systems, Defense Systems, Mission Systems and Space Systems.

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