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U.S. Army’s IBCS Will Play a Critical Role at Project Convergence

The Project Convergence will conduct operational evaluation and capability tests of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).

The IBCS will be linked to sensors and shooters in the missile defense architecture. Additionally, the IBCS will like sensors and shooters on the battlefield, which will defeat threats across the spectrum. Therefore, its initial evaluation of operational tests through the Project Convergence is crucial to the U.S. Army as it will play a major role in future defense operations.

Last year, the U.S. Army had cleared IBCS for low-rate production. The Army for has completed test events and users over the past few years. U.S. Army considers IBCS critical for the future battlefield and is Army’s significant contribution to Joint All Domain Command and Control strategy. The JADC2 strategy is a network of networks that will allow the military services to fight the biggest U.S. adversaries like China and Russia. The JADC2 is under joint development by Pentagon and Air Force.

The initial operational and evaluation of the IBCS will begin in the next month and come to an end by February 2022. The JADC2 will also be evaluated in the Project Convergence. In its inaugural year in 2020, the Project Convergence was only an Army event that now focuses on joint interoperability.  More details on how the  will be utilized are not yet disclosed. Through project convergence, the U.S. Army aims to focus on enhancing situational awareness and building a resilient data ecosystem. After rehearsals, the U.S. Army will start full-scale setup and field exercises in the next few months.

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