U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman announce significant progress towards IAMD demo

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Monday that the organizations have made significant progress toward an important integrated air and missile defense demonstration.

The demonstration will take place today at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Northrop Grumman will participate in the IAMD demonstration using IAMD Battle Command System software and hardware to showcase significant capabilities of warfighters. Army Air Defense Artillery units will IBCS to create one battle command system integrated into the current Army and Joint IAMD systems.

"All IBCS components are in place for the IAMD demonstration and we look forward to helping the Army show how this open architecture, any sensor-any shooter system provides transformational capabilities while cutting total ownership costs," Vice President and General Manager of the Federal and Defense Technologies division at Northrop Grumman Information Systems Linne Haynesworth said. "We have released enhanced software, delivered tactical [engagement operations centers] and network relays."

Soldiers from the 108th ADA Brigade participated in training on IBCS operations, organized by Northrop Grumman, which gave them a sneak peek at upcoming capabilities.

"Having soldiers participate from our operational units, conducting operational scenarios on the IAMD tactical hardware is a big deal," Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office Project Manager Col. Robert A. Rasch, Jr., said. "For the first time, users will get to see the actual implementation of their vision for an integrated air and missile defense capability."