Prototype shelter for integrated air and missile battle command system delivered to U.S. Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. U.S. Army officials received Northrop Grumman’s four prototype engagement operations center shelters for the integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS).

"These new shelters will offer significantly more speed and flexibility to conduct IBCS operations, and better protection of our soldiers," says Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, integrated air and missile defense division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "Our ability to deliver the first of these prototypes just 11 months after contract award benefited from our integration and production expertise and continued close collaboration with the Army."

After receiving feedback from soldiers, Northrop Grumman developed the four prototype shelters, which focused on shortening engagement time, increase transportability, and improving soldier protection. The prototype shelter has been integrated with an active system to protect soldiers from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive hazards.

"We appreciate the valuable input provided by the TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) capability manager and the soldiers of the 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment to help us improve the IBCS," said Verwiel.

IAMD warfighters will use the shelters and further assess design upgrades.

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