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The US Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence Battle Command System (IBCS), manufactured by Northrop Grumman, is an integral component of the Integrated Air and Missile Defence System (IAMD).
IAMD is a system developed to provide defensive coverage against not only ballistic missile threats, but also unguided missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.
However, the IBCS continues to face delays due to long running software problems. These delays threaten to reduce the useful lifespan of IBCS once it enters service as the various components of the system age relative to the latest air and missile defence technologies.
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