Military Embedded Systems

Missile defense, air defense for Poland to be supplied by Northrop Grumman


March 20, 2019

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract worth $713 million for the production of an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) for the first phase of Poland?s WIS?A air- and missile-defense program.

Under the terms of the foreign military sales (FMS) contract for WIS?A, Northrop Grumman will manufacture IBCS engagement operations centers and integrated fire control network relays and deliver IBCS net-enabled command and control for four firing units. The IBCS engagement operations centers will interface with IBCS battle-management software to maximize the combat potential of sensors and weapon systems.

Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, missile defense and protective systems, Northrop Grumman, said of the agreement: “Through the acquisition of IBCS, Poland will be in line with the U.S. Army’s future direction. Poland will have the flexibility to consider any radar and any interceptor, optimize sensor and effector integration, and keep pace with an evolving threat.”


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