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The US Department of Defense has made a Milestone C decision and has granted approval for low rate initial production (LRIP) of the Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS). Milestone C approval comes after Northrop Grumman and the US Army successfully conducted seven ‘flight tests’ of the system under “operationally realistic conditions”. IBCS brings together various sensors and effectors through an integrated fire control network that builds a ‘kill chain’ through the acquisition, identification, and engagement of air and missile threats. Described as a “resilient self-healing network”, it provides decision-makers with a single integrated air picture of threats. “The decision by our senior leaders to transition IBCS from development into initial production reflects their confidence in the maturity of the system and its readiness...