HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 11 (UPI) -- The critical design review for the U.S. Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command system has been completed by the Army and Northrop Grumman.
IBCS will be a network-centric system-of-systems that integrates sensors, weapons, and battle management command, control, communications and intelligence systems.
"The Army and Northrop Grumman IBCS team has made substantial progress on this important program that will bring innovative, affordable and life-saving capabilities to the warfighter," said Kelley Zelickson, vice president of air and missile defense systems for Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
"With this significant milestone achieved, we look forward to an early demonstration of IBCS combat capability during the IAMD exercise planned for 2013."
Northrop Grumman said the result of the review was that the system met cost parameters, schedule and performance requirements and was mature enough for moving forward with full-scale fabrication, assembly, integration and testing.
Northrop Grumman is developing the IBCS with a team that includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corp., Schafer Corp., nLogic Inc. and others.