The US Army IBCS intercepted a cruise missile during its latest test

The US Army’s Integrated Combat Control System for Air and Missile Defense (IBCS) has successfully intercepted a cruise missile during its latest live firing test.

The tests, which took place at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, were conducted with the assistance of the Army’s Integrated Fire Mission Command (IFMC) and personnel from the 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

During the trial, the Army executed a kill chain of a land-based cruise missile surrogate using the IBCS.

The system completed its test missions against the cruise missile threat using Patriot and Sentinel radars.

“Today, our troops continued to demonstrate high skill in weapons [IBCS]”, executive director of the program Frank Lozano said.

“The success of this test confirms that the IBCS is on the right track to become the foundation of our nation’s modernized air and missile defense capabilities.”

Good positions to deal with threats

Developed in partnership with Northrop Grumman, US Army IBS connects sensors and effectors into a single command and control system.

This allows warfighters to see data earlier and act faster on the battlefield.

The system also provides greater protection efficiency and more compositional tracks for precise target tracking.

According to an IFMC official Chris Hilla successful test indicates that the group is well equipped to deal with current and future threats.

“I want to thank the outstanding Soldiers … who demonstrated their outstanding professionalism and fortitude by demonstrating this capability in support of our nation’s defense,” he said.

“We will continue to respond to the demands of the Warfighter and work as an integrated team committed to modernizing our Army.” The US Army IBCS intercepted a cruise missile during its latest test

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