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Updated: March 31, 2022

DESCRIPTION

Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) integrates current and future Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Sensors, Weapons, and Mission Command technologies into an Integrated Fire Control System, provides a single air picture, increases defended area, and provides flexibility in systems deployment. The Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) is the fire control and operational center capability that provides greater defense effectiveness than what can be provided in the current single sensor fire unit construct. IBCS develops composite tracks from sensor measurement data provided by each sensor in the task force and develops weapon firing solutions based off the composite track data. This method provides a more accurate target track and more weapon battlespace than current systems can provide. The IBCS provides a common engagement operations center and data sharing capability for all echelons of Army AMD, through all domains of military operations. 

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

The AIAMD architecture provides the framework to distribute fire control quality data, commands, and messaging among components in near real-time to provide a coordinated and integrated response to synchronized complex threat raids. The data construct is a self-healing system capable of automatic fail-over and rapid reconfiguration of components providing a more resilient defense with fewer single point failures. IBCS provides dynamic defense design capability to maintain optimal defense in accordance with supported force scheme of operations and maneuver. The architecture enables extended range and non-line-of-sight engagements across the full spectrum of AMD threats. It mitigates coverage gaps and single points of failure, and reduces manpower, operation, and support costs while providing enhanced training capability. 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Engagement Operations Center components provide a common Integrated Fire Control capability and include the Integrated Collaborative Environment and a trailer 
  • Integrated Fire Control Relay for fire control connectivity and distributed operations includes a Fire Control Network Radio
  • Plug-and-fight kits network enable multiple sensor and weapon to communicate with the IBCS Engagement Operations Center 
  • Common software fuses data, creates a Single Integrated Air Picture, and will select the most appropriate weapon needed to defeat AMD threats effectively and efficiently 

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 3QFY19-1QFY20:
    • Developmental Test
    • New Equipment Training in preparation for Limited User Testing (LUT) 
  • 4QFY19:DT Flight Test 4 Success
  • 1QFY20: DT Flight Test 5 Success
  • 2QFY20-3QFY20: Collective training in preparation for LUT
  • 4QFY18: SCOE 4.0/DT4.0.2 Final Report/Senior Leader Briefing

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 1QFY21: Milestone C 
  • 1QFY22: Independent Operational Test and Evaluation
  • 3QFY22: Initial Operating Capability 

Acquisition Lifecycle Phase

Engineering & Manufacturing Development

Contractors

  • Northrop Grumman (Huntsville, AL)
  • Lockheed Martin (Grand Prairie, TX)
  • Raytheon (Andover, MA)