Northrop Grumman, US Army Successfully Complete Integrated Air, Missile Defense TestOctober 10, 2017
U.S. Army soldiers have successfully completed a major developmental test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, a cornerstone capability of the Army IAMD program.
The test, referred to as a Soldier Checkout Event with soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., took place at Tobin Wells in Fort Bliss over three weeks in August.
Air defenders used IBCS as the common command-and-control (C2) across battalion and battery-level operations using Sentinel and Patriot radars and Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-2, PAC-3 and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors to fight 26 simulated air battles against hundreds of tactical ballistic missile threats. The SCOE concluded with a 72-hour endurance run of the system that included 18 additional air battles.