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Army IBCS Missile Defense System Tracks Jets Despite Jamming

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

The Army’s embattled missile defense network, IBCS, passed a major field test at Yuma Proving Ground in October, contractor Northrop Grumman announced today. In stark contrast to chronic software crashes early on, the command-and-control system accurately tracked everything from drones to helicopters to fighter jets, both Army aircraft and Marine ones. (It’s hit ballistic and… Keep reading →

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Crunch Time For Army Missile Defense Network, IBCS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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WASHINGTON: Northrop Grumman‘s IBCS network could revolutionize how the Army does air and missile defense, if they can get the software to stop crashing. Since Pentagon testers found in February 2016 that the system had to abort, on average, every six to eight hours, the program has worked hard to make the software “more robust,”… Keep reading →

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