To address the increasingly advanced weapons systems emerging in today’s battlespace and beyond, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has sought to obtain equally high-tech arms capable of protecting national security, including land, air, sea, space, and even cyberspace.

An integrated system that can provide a decisive advantage by allowing forces from all domains to effectively defend and strike, particularly in the face of simultaneous attack at tremendous speeds from all directions.

And after years of development and field testing, the DoD announced last Thursday that it had approved the full-rate production of the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).

Army’s Cornerstone Integrated System

Developed in partnership with Northrop Grumman, the IBCS program is part of the US Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command efforts to modernize its capabilities beginning in the mid-2000s.