Northrop Grumman in Poland
Better integration. Modernized defense. A safer Poland.
Poland's strategic position at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe requires a robust national defense to keep the country and its citizens safe. Northrop Grumman is proud to partner with the Polish government to help modernize its defense capabilities.
We understand the need and associated requirements to field systems and capabilities that provide a combined forces approach to defense and are interoperable with NATO and allies. And we stand ready to help build sovereign defense capabilities through our partnerships with Polish companies, technology transfer activities and support to the Polish industrial base.
We are committed to Poland for the long-term. Our company and its employees stand ready to support not just Poland's national security efforts, but also be part of its economy and community.
Defining Possible for Poland
The Polish government selected IBCS to serve as the centerpiece of the country’s modernization strategy for their WISLA Medium Range air and missile defense program. IBCS will provide transformational, leap-ahead capabilities for Poland’s air and missile defense modernization program, while enhancing interoperability with Allies and NATO.
Why Working on WISŁA Matters
Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS)
IBCS connects sensors and effectors never designed to work together into one command and control system so warfighters can see and act on data across the entire battlefield more swiftly.
Northrop Grumman has a long-standing relationship with the Polish Land Forces, providing them with the MK44 and the MK44 Stretch Bushmaster® Chain Gun® integrated on to the KTO Rosomak infantry fighting vehicle. The Rosomak integration makes Poland the largest user and most extensive installed base of our MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun worldwide. Poland also is the largest user of Northrop Grumman's aftermarket services. Each year, we provide maintenance and user training as well as spare parts to keep the Polish Land Forces' Rosomak fleet combat ready.
Northrop Grumman is proudly supporting the next generation of Polish Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) with our MK44 Stretch Cannon and suite of advanced ammunition with air bursting technology (Mk310). Integration of the MK44 Stretch for the Borsuk IFV provides interoperability advantages with US forces in Europe and flexibility in ammunition selection between current 30mm and scaling up to our Super Shot 40mm.
With battleproven performance on the Apache attack helicopter, the M230 Bushmaster®Chain Gun® delivers efficient and reliable lethality for aviation platforms.
Bringing the same fire power to ground applications, the M230LF Bushmaster®Chain Gun® is a more flexible version for light weight ground platforms.
Northrop Grumman currently supports in-country barrel manufacturing; Medium-caliber ammunition, fuses and propellants industrial cooperation.
Northrop Grumman’s M1147 Advanced Multi Purpose (AMP) 120mm cartridge is the next generation high explosive multipurpose round for the ABRAMS M1A2 main battle tank (MBT). The round, when fielded, will replace four rounds currently in inventory.
Northrop Grumman is an affordable innovator of next generation strike weapons capable of ensuring access to A2/AD environments and preserving freedom of maneuver in joint operations while disabling modern enemy air defense systems.
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER)
AARGM-ER is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system, the most advanced counter-air-defense system for today’s most modern surface-to-air threats.
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)
AARGM is a game-changing medium-range air-to-ground missile with the ability to detect, identify, engage and destroy enemy air defenses.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, whose roots are deep in the defense of a carrier battle group against long range bombers over water, has evolved into a cutting-edge platform that has been facing threats around the world. Often perceived as a maritime asset, the E-2D is equally effective over land. From a niche platform operated by the United States Navy, the E-2 platform has grown into an airborne battle management command and control system operated by Air Forces and Navies around the world.
F-35 Lightning II
The F-35 Lightning II is a stealthy, supersonic, multi-role fighter designed to meet requirements of the United States and allied defense forces worldwide for an affordable, next-generation, multi-role fighter. The F-35 is interoperable with IBCS and is the Joint Strike Fighter for the Polish Air Force (PLAF).
SABR (Scalable Agile Beam Radar) APG-83 AESA
The SABR APG-83 is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fire control radar and the radar upgrade for Poland’s 48+ F-16s. Building on Northrop Grumman’s 40-year legacy producing radars for the F-16, it integrates within the F-16’s current structural, power and cooling constraints without Group A aircraft modification.
Longbow Fire Control Radar
Developed and fielded for the AH-64D Apache, the APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) is a combat proven force multiplier. LONGBOW provides aircrews with decisive situational awareness, beyond maximum engagement ranges, for diverse roles and missions.
Navigation and Communications
Northrop Grumman’s IBCS Expands the Battlespace DuringLive-Fire Flight Tests with New Sensor
Kathy Warden: NG to Expand Cooperation with Poland, including Munitions
Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Battle Command System Tested In Homeland Defense Scenarios
IBCS Achieves Operational Capability Milestone for WISLA
Northrop Grumman’s AARGM-ER Completes Fifth Consecutive Successful Test
Northrop Grumman Appoints New Country Executive for Poland
IBCS Achieves Initial Operational Capability
Northrop Grumman’s IBCS Approved For Full Rate Production, Readying Transformational System For Fielding Around the Globe
Northrop Grumman Connects Multi-Service Capabilities at Project Convergence Creating One Resilient Force
Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Joint Integrated Fires During Valiant Shield
Northrop Grumman Delivers First IBCS Engagement Operations Center Under Contract with Poland
US Army IBCS Flight Test Demonstrates Joint Engagement in Electronic Attack Environment
Northrop Grumman and Transbit Demonstrate Integration of Polish Radio Communications with IBCS
Northrop Grumman Begins Production of Poland WISLA Engagement Operations Centers
Northrop Grumman, MBDA and Saab Demonstrate the Integration of Disparate Missile and Radar Systems into Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Manager
Northrop Grumman Opens Office in Poland
Northrop Grumman Awarded $713 Million for Poland Next-Generation Air and Missile Defense
Translating History Into Action
A translator and interpreter at Northrop Grumman’s office in Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, Beata was the first person hired in-country by the company four years ago. Beata, who supports the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) program, carries with her the history of her country and how that impacts her daily work toward a system that will allow Poland to better defend itself.
WIIS-Northrop Grumman Mentoring Program
Sponsored by Northrop Grumman, this mentoring program designed for female students and young graduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) from Polish universities who are interested in pursuing a future career in the area of international security, defense and peace studies.