The U.S. Army aims to expand operations of the battle command system of its futureÂ Integrated Air and Missile Defense platform, Defense News reported Friday.
The IAMD Battle Command SystemÂ was originally designed to serve as theÂ command-and-control system for IAMD, which is under development to replace the Army’s existingÂ Patriot missile defense systems.
The Army looks to use IBCS to integrate other air and missile defense systems, such as Patriot sensors,Â Sentinel radars and the Indirect Fire Protection Capability.
Barry Pike,Â Army program executive officer for missiles and space, said the service branch wants to combine all sensor information possible into anÂ integrated fire-control network that can help disrupt various airborne threats includingÂ ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles andÂ aircraft.
IBCS was initially scheduled to achieveÂ initial operational capability in fiscal year 2018 but is now slated to reach IOC in FY 2022.