The U.S. Department of Defense today awarded Northrop Grumman a contract worth approximately $12 million to integrate air defense systems in Poland.
Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2025. Fiscal 2020 Foreign Military Sales (Poland) funds in the amount of $11.6 million were obligated at the time of the award, a U.S. DoD release today said.
The U.S. Army awarded the company $713 million in March 2019 for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) for the first phase of Poland’s WISŁA air and missile defense program. Under this foreign military sales contract for WISŁA, Northrop Grumman will manufacture IBCS engagement operations centers and integrated fire control network relays and deliver IBCS net-enabled command and control for four firing units. The IBCS engagement operations centers will be integrated with IBCS battle management software that maximizes the combat potential of sensors and weapon systems. IBCS engagement operations centers and network relays will be transported by Polish Jelcz vehicles.
IBCS creates a paradigm shift for IAMD by replacing legacy stove-piped systems with a next-generation, net-centric approach to better address the evolving complex threat. The system integrates disparate radars and weapons to construct a far more effective IAMD enterprise. IBCS delivers a single integrated air picture with unprecedented accuracy and broadens surveillance and protection areas. IBCS allows incorporation of current and future sensors and weapon systems and interoperability with joint C2 and the ballistic missile defense system.