Harris To Make Radios For Northrop Grumman Battle Command System

by: Matthew Potter
February 24, 2010

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Northrop Grumman awarded Harris Corporation a contract to provide radios for the Integrated Air and Missile Battle Command System (IBCS). The IBCS is being made for the U.S. Army by Northrop. As its name implies it will provide command and control for air and missile defense missions. Harris’ contract is for five years and is worth $25 million.

The Army has invested heavily over the last thirty years in systems such as the PATRIOT and THAAD to provide extended air and missile defense. They also procured Avenger systems that use AIM-120 air-to-air missile from vehicle mounts. These and their sensors need to be netted in such a way that a complete air and missile picture can be developed to best assign resources. Key to all of this is of course secure and redundant communications requiring advanced radios such as Harris is making for the IBCS.

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