BAE Systems has unveiled Fox Shield, a next-generation cyber-threat detection and mitigation solution designed for U.S. military platforms. The new system is designed to help ground, air, and space vehicles detect, respond, and recover from cyber attacks in real time, with cyber resilience capabilities that protect against threats attempting to access and degrade mission capabilities.
The new system has been developed following a multi-year effort from BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development team, powered by ongoing internal investment and building upon baseline technology that has proven effective on other platforms.
The mature detection capability enables real-time detection of cyber attacks, enabling the platform and users to respond and recover from their effects and ensuring mission continuity. The detection capability can be implemented on existing platform computer systems or as a stand-alone solution that provides protection while limiting impacts to size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints.
BAE Systems continues to develop effective response and recovery techniques as part of its continually-expanding cyber technology portfolio, and has already demonstrated proof-of-concept capabilities. Work for the program will take place at the company’s facilities in New Hampshire and Virginia.
Michael Weber, technical manager for FAST Labs’ Cyber Technology group at BAE Systems, commented: “Cyber protection was not necessarily a mission-critical capability when some of these platforms were first developed. That’s why we designed the Fox Shield cyber resilience system to be easily integrated into new and legacy platforms. Security for our warfighters and their platforms is our mission, and this solution offers valuable protection in the cyber domain.”