Integrated Battle Station cockpit modifications completed on B-1B fleetNews
September 29, 2020
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.The U.S. Air Force has announced the completion of the Integrated Battle Station (IBS) on the B-1B Lancer fleet. The eight-year project has been completed earlier than anticipated, and 60 aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012.
According to the Air Force, the IBS was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit, and Central Integrated Test System. Officials also claim that the IBS was the largest, most complicated modification ever performed on the B-1.
The completed modification is intended to enhance B-1B flight operations and give the crews more flexibility in performing their various missions. Officials claim that the upgrades include color displays and enhanced navigation and communication systems to improve situational awareness.