The U.S. Army is finally expecting its first delivery—due next fall—of new equipment designed to help correct the problem of fratricide in its air and missile defense forces that has persisted since the Persian Gulf war in the early 1990s. The $2 billion Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), led by Northrop Grumman, intends to consolidate up to seven disparate command-and-control systems for air and missile defense forces into one. Today, equipment such as ...


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