Northrop Grumman has delivered key Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) components to Poland for its new medium-range air defense program.
According to company vice president Rebecca Torzone, the IBCS will provide the country’s air defenders with the ability to make faster, better-informed decisions to defeat a wide variety of threats.
It can also be used to improve Warsaw’s joint all-domain command and control capabilities.
The delivery marks an important milestone in the program, as it supports the fielding schedule of Poland’s advanced air and missile defense systems.
It was also the first foreign military sale of the IBCS, thereby ensuring improved interoperability with the US.
Northrop Grumman’s ICBS is capable of connecting sensors and effectors originally not designed to work together.
It allows warfighters to see and act on data across the entire battlefield more swiftly.
Tagged as the “centerpiece” of the US Army’s modern air and missile defense, the system can deploy an integrated network of assets in the battlespace.
It also helps sense, identify, track, and defeat evolving air and missile threats.
Bolstering Air Defenses
Poland’s acquisition of more air defense systems and components comes amid increased scrutiny about its air defense capabilities.
Military and political officials in the country are reportedly being questioned regarding the handling of its defenses, especially after the recent alleged incursion of a spy balloon from Belarus.
Warsaw announced this week that it received the first batch of US-made HIMARS rocket launchers to enhance air defense capabilities on its border with Russia.