The Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 – Intercept (IFPC Increment 2-I) Block 1 System is a mobile, ground-based weapon system designed to defeat unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and cruise missiles.
The Block 1 System will use an existing interceptor and sensor and will develop a Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) on an existing vehicle platform to support the Counter-UAS (C-UAS) and Cruise Missile Defense (CMD) missions. The system will use the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) open systems architecture, and will use the AIAMD Integrated Battle Command System as its mission command component.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
IFPC Increment 2-I Block 1 mitigates high-priority capability gaps in two mission areas: CMD and C-UAS.
- Provides 360-degree protection
- Provides ability to simultaneously engage threats arriving from different azimuths
- MML will use an open architecture that allows the employment of a variety of missiles
2QFY16: Engineering Demonstration
3QFY17: Critical Design Review
4QFY18: Milestone B Decision
To be determined