If you want to see true innovation, look to what is happening in the U.S. Army. As an example, the organization is using technology that leverages sensors and effectors, connecting and fusing multi-service sensor data to multi-service weapons.
Consider this. Northrop Grumman Corp.’s IBCS (Integrated Battle Command System) is part of the Army’s air and missile defense modernization strategy. IBCS provides a modular, open, and scalable architecture that integrates available assets in the battlespace onto a common, integrated fire control network, regardless of source, service, or domain. This architecture offers integration of current and future systems as well.
Here is how this can help:
- Deliver decision-quality fire control data across joint networks.
- Increase situational awareness.
- More time for decision making.
Looking to the future, integration is key here. IBCS has integrated or demonstrated integration on numerous sensors and shooters from all U.S. service branches and allies. Additionally, IBCS can integrate more systems given its open architecture. This will allow the U.S. and its allies to move beyond interoperability and instead reach multi-domain integration, which is required today and in the future.