The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) last week announced that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation in Huntsville had been awarded a $1.38 billion contract for the production of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).
Designed to be the nation’s most advanced air and missile deterrent, the IBCS will serve to connect sensors with the most effective shooters across the Army’s battlefield domains.
In a statement provided to Defense News, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems president Mary Petryszyn touched on the company’s work in supporting the DOD’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
“In partnership with the U.S. Army, Northrop Grumman will deliver IBCS to the warfighter, bringing its critical all domain capabilities to the changing battlefield,” stated Petryszyn. “It’s also a major milestone in the extension of our open systems architecture approach to JADC2.”
The Army advised that Northrop Grumman will deliver up to 160 systems to the Army and U.S. allies, the outlet reported.
Northrop Grumman earlier this year expanded its Huntsville footprint as the company created 500 jobs at its Cummings Research Park facility to support the U.S. Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program.
The defense giant currently holds more than 2,000 employees in Alabama and holds a wide-ranging contract portfolio supporting a variety of DOD and NASA missions.
According to the Pentagon, the contract’s completion date is estimated to be December 22, 2026. Contracting activity for the service will be supervised by the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL