General Dynamics joins Raytheon team in bid for U.S. Army integrated air and missile defense battle command system

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 7 March 2007. General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has joined a Raytheon Company-led team in a bid for the U.S. Army integrated air and missile defense battle command system (IBCS).

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 7 March 2007.General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has joined a Raytheon Company-led team in a bid for the U.S. Army integrated air and missile defense battle command system (IBCS).

"Team IBCS is about partnering with the best in industry to ensure we provide a revolutionary, best-of-breed IBCS capability to the Army by 2011," says Pete Franklin, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

The goal of the IBCS is to provide an open architecture that enables the warfighter to take advantage of any sensor and any shooter integrated fire control network. The Army's vision is to move toward a network-centric system-of-systems capability for integrating sensors, shooters, and battle management command, control, communications, and intelligence systems for Army air and missile defense.


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