DARPA awards cybersecurity contract to Rockwell

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has picked Rockwell Collins to develop cybersecurity for unmanned aerial vehicles. As prime contractor, Rockwell will head a group of contractors that includes Boeing, Galois, National ICT Australia and the University of Minnesota.

The contract is part of DARPA’s High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems.

Under the 52-month deal, Rockwell Collins will develop ways to protect the software and networks that control drones. DARPA wants the resulting cybersecurity systems to also apply to unmanned ground and water vehicles.

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