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Northrop Grumman’s integrated battle command system achieves operational capability milestone

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Northrop Grumman Corporation announces that Poland’s 37th Air Defense Squadron has declared Basic Operational Capability (BOC) for Poland’s WISŁA medium range air defense program operating with the company’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).

  • BOC was declared by Poland’s Ministry of National Defence for the first battery delivered to the WISŁA program.

  • Leading up to BOC, a comprehensive series of integration and testing was conducted to verify IBCS system performance.

  • BOC signifies the system has achieved initial combat capability and is progressing toward achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC).


Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman: “This milestone is a major advancement in Poland’s air defense capability and their fielding of IBCS. With this next-generation integrated air and missile defense, Poland is prepared for today’s fight and the battlespace of the future.”

Brig. Gen. Michał Marciniak, Deputy Head of Poland’s Armament Agency, Plenipotentiary of the Ministry of National Defence for Development of Integrated Air and Missile Defence: “BOC is a significant step for the Polish IAMD development process. From the operational and technical point of view, after all checks were completed during the BOC military exercises, we can confirm that all components of the first battery are connected and integrated with each other into one system. This allows us to take operator training to the next level and achieve IOC soon.

Northrop Grumman’s integrated battle command system achieves operational capability milestone
Polish soldiers work with the IBCS Engagement Operations Center (EOC) during training at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The EOC is a mobile command and control center where and missile defense battle management functions and operations are performed. (Photo Credit: US Army)

Details on the WISŁA Program:

In 2018, the Polish government selected IBCS to serve as the centerpiece for their WISŁA modernization program, becoming the first US ally to acquire the system. IBCS production and delivery to Poland is now complete and ready for deployment in defense of Poland.

IBCS will provide transformational, leap-ahead capabilities for Poland’s air and missile defense modernization program, while enhancing interoperability with allies and NATO. IBCS unifies sensors and shooters across the battlespace to decide the best action to defeat complex threats.

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