By James M. Douglas, The Chicago Times
May 16, 2023
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Monday the delivery of key Integrated Battle Command System components for Poland’s WISŁA medium range air defense program.
Northrop’s delivery of the IBCS Integrated Fire Control Network (IFCN) relays supports the WISŁA program’s fielding schedule, which is the first foreign military sale of IBCS. Reaching this milestone provides a critical capability to a key U.S. ally and achieves NATO interoperability goals.
“Northrop Grumman is transforming decision making for the U.S. and its allies by integrating sensors and weapons for air and missile defense,” said Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, Combat Systems and Mission Readiness, Northrop Grumman. “IBCS provides Polish air defenders with the ability to make faster, better-informed decisions to deter, disrupt and defeat threats across all domains.”
According to Northrop, the IBCS implements a modular, open, and scalable architecture foundational to integrating available assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain onto a common fire control network. Its architecture enables efficient and affordable integration of current and future systems and extends the battlespace by disaggregating sensors and effectors. By enabling this high level of network integration, the warfighter is given unprecedented time to make accurate decisions.