Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of six production Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) engagement operations centres to the US Government under a contract for Poland’s WISLA programme, the company writes in a press release. WISLA is Poland’s medium-range air and missile defence programme. The delivery marks the first foreign military sale of an IBCS.
Poland is also working with the US Government on deliveries of IBCS equipment racks and software which will be installed in operations centres designed that are manufactured and delivered in partnership with Polish industry, supporting the country’s NAREW short-range air defence modernisation.
IBCS has an open, modular and scalable architecture designed to integrate other assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. According to Northrop Grumman, its architecture is to enable the efficient and affordable integration of current and future systems. Reportedly, IBCS has validated the ability to connect and fuse multi-service sensor data to multi-service weapons demonstrating JADC2 capabilities through numerous tests and demonstrations.