In the complex air domain, today’s air and missile defenders are forced to deal with uncertain information, short timelines and high consequences for wrong decisions.
The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) is a revolutionary command-and-control (C2) system developed to deliver a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace. This significantly enhanced aircraft and missile tracking improves the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds.
In addition, the IBCS modular open systems architecture allows “any sensor, best shooter” operations to optimize limited resources and facilitate flexible defense designs.
- Enables commanders to tailor organizations, sensors and weapons to meet the demands of diverse missions, environments and rules of engagement not achievable today.
- Provides wider area surveillance and broader protection areas by networking sensors and interceptors as opposed to simply linking them
- Replaces seven legacy C2 systems with a net-centric C2 to reduce single points of failure and increase the flexibility for deploying smaller force packages
- Creates standard approach across forces to eliminate multiple logistics tail and change training paradigm
- Allows affordable integration of current and future sensors and weapons systems and modernization efforts
- Establishes the means for connecting complementary and coalition systems for joint and cooperative multinational missile defense