Army pours another $2 billion into IBCS; development cost 215% above original estimate

By Jason Sherman / September 26, 2022 at 4:36 PM
The Army committed an additional $1.6 billion in research and development funding to rectify the Integrated Air and Missile Defense program -- including the IAMD Battle Command Systems (IBCS) -- raising total start-up funding for the project to $5.1 billion, more than three times the original 2009 promise of $1.6 billion. The increase is part of a nearly $2 billion hike in the total cost of the IAMD program, pushing the total estimated acquisition cost from $7.9 billion to $9.8...

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