- US Army Inks $714Mln Contract For Poland Air, Missile Defense Controls - Northrop Grumman
US Army Inks $714Mln Contract For Poland Air, Missile Defense Controls - Northrop Grumman
Umer Jamshaid 5 days ago Thu 14th March 2019 | 06:52 PM
A $714 million US Army contract aims to produce a ground-based battle command system in Poland for an advanced air- and missile-defense network (IBCS), Northrop Grumman announced in a press release on Thursday
"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," Northrop Grumman Vice President for Missile Defense Dan Verwiel said. "IBCS is the future of multidomain operations and with it, Poland will have a state-of-the-art system to modernize its integrated air and missile defense capabilities.
It was unclear whether the $714 million deal overlapped with a $349.4 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Wednesday night for "two complete battery sets" in Poland's IBCS network.
The IBCS control system outlined in the $714 million contract features open architecture which will allow integration of disparate radars and weapons, as well as interoperability with current and future missile defense systems, the release said.