Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD)
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DESCRIPTION

Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) integrates current and future Air and Missile Defense (AMD) sensors and weapons into a common integrated fire control capability with a distributed “plug-and-fight” network architecture. The IAMD 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 of 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.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

The IAMD architecture provides the framework to distribute fire control quality data, commands and messaging among components in 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 it 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
  • An 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 effectively and efficiently defeat AMD threats

PROGRAM STATUS

4QFY17: Soldier Checkout Event (SCOE) 3.1

2QFY18:

  • SCOE 3.1 back-brief to Army Acquisition
  • Executive and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
  • SCOE 4.0/ Development Test (DT) 4.0.2

4QFY18: SCOE 4.0/DT4.0.2 Final Report/Senior Leader Briefing

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

3QFY19: 4.5 DT
2QFY20: 4.5 Limited User Testing
4QFY20: Milestone C
1QFY22: Independent Operational Test and Evaluation
3QFY22: Initial Operating Capability

Contractors

  • Northrop Grumman (Huntsville, AL)