Christopher Lowman, senior official performing the duties of Under Secretary of the Army, got an up-close look at some of the U.S. Army’s top air and missile defense programs while visiting with Program Executive Office Missiles and Space officials on March 23, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Despite the seasonal rain and ongoing COVID-19 constraints, the visit was packed with PEO MS updates, a socially-distanced working lunch and weapon system displays and demonstrations.
The tour began at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration (S3I) Directorate facility in the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) laboratory, featuring an interactive air battle demonstration on computer consoles.
The IBCS is a top Army AMD modernization priority that provides common mission command across all Army AMD echelons, improves combat identification and allows for flexibility in task organization. The system combines current and future AMD sensors and weapons into a common integrated fire-control capability that allows rapid convergence of sensors, shooters and mission command. Once fully fielded, IBCS will provide a game-changing capability, allowing AMD forces to be tailored and scaled appropriately to meet the given threat. The IBCS open architecture enables rapid integration of legacy and developmental sensors and shooters, providing capabilities to defeat emerging threats in multi-domain operations…
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