The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $713 million contract for the production of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) for the first phase of Poland’s WISŁA air and missile defence programme.

This comes after Poland signing an agreement to purchase the system last year.

“Poland is taking a leadership role in today’s complex threat environment by selecting IBCS over legacy stove-piped systems that were designed decades ago for a much different threat profile. IBCS is the future of multidomain operations and with it, Poland will have a state-of-the-art system to modernise its integrated air and missile defense capabilities,” said Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, missile defence and protective systems, Northrop Grumman.

“Through the acquisition of IBCS, Poland will be in line with the U.S. Army’s future direction. Poland will have the flexibility to consider any radar and any interceptor, optimise sensor and effector integration and keep pace with an evolving threat.”

Under this foreign military sales contract for WISŁA, Northrop Grumman will manufacture IBCS engagement operations centres and integrated fire control network relays and deliver IBCS net-enabled command and control for four firing units.

The firm say that the IBCS engagement operations centres will be integrated with IBCS battle management software that maximises the combat potential of sensors and weapon systems. IBCS engagement operations centres and network relays will be transported by Polish Jelcz vehicles.

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Rokuth

Hmm… No, it’s being reported on 2nd April, so it’s not another April Fool’s report…