BAE Systems Develops Cyber Defense Capabilities for Military Aircraft

  BAE Systems Develops Cyber Defense Capabilities for Military Aircraft

Business Wire

NASHUA, N.H. -- October 9, 2017

BAE Systems, a leader in advanced threat management solutions, is developing
cyber defense capabilities to help aircraft detect and mitigate cyberattacks
in real time. The new capabilities — including system analysis, reverse
engineering, and intrusion detection — will build upon the company’s
state-of-the-art threat management solutions and help protect warfighters and
aircraft from a variety of cyber threats.

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BAE Systems is developing cyber defense capabilities to help aircraft detect
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BAE Systems is developing cyber defense capabilities to help aircraft detect
and mitigate cyberattacks in real time. (Photo: BAE Systems)

While future platforms are designed with cybersecurity in mind, the current
fleet of military aircraft was not always, and may be vulnerable to
cyberattacks. These fixed- and rotary-wing platforms were developed to be in
service for decades and need periodic upgrades. They are complex systems
packed with processors, computers, networks, and data links, creating an
interconnected digital environment that may expose warfighters to cyber
threats.

“We understand how the threats to military aircraft are evolving, and we’re
focused on developing technology that protects warfighters from current and
emerging cyber threats,” said Cheryl Paradis, director of Threat Management
Solutions at BAE Systems. “This work will help provide them with the tools
they need to successfully complete their missions.”

The company’s new threat management capabilities include automated
vulnerability assessment, subsystem hardening, and malicious system behavior
identification. The versatile cyber defense technology can be implemented on
existing threat warning systems or as a stand-alone solution. This approach
builds on the company’s commitment to providing more mission capabilities to
warfighters without burdening their aircraft with excessive size, weight, and
power demands.

These cyber defense capabilities expand the company’s threat management
portfolio, including the recently announced 3-Dimensional Advanced Warning
System (3DAWS) product suite, which is designed to protect aircraft from
first-encounter kinetic threats with layered countermeasures.

Based on more than 40 years of experience, BAE Systems’ threat management
solutions have saved hundreds of lives in the field. The modular suite offers
reliable and versatile survivability technology for airborne, ground, and
maritime platforms that automatically senses, processes, and responds to a
wide variety of threats, enabling warfighters to execute their missions in
hostile environments and return home safely.

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Contact:

BAE Systems
Mark Daly
Office: +1 603-885-1144
Mobile: + 1 603-233-7636
mark.g.daly@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com/US
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