Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first of six production Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) Engagement Operations Centres 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 defences, and it marks the first foreign military sale of IBCS.
“As Poland acquires IBCS to modernise their air defences, 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.”
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 defence modernisation.
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.