Cybersecurity

Aviation electronics firm nabs DARPA unmanned security contract

Master Sgt. Fred Roberts uses a maintenance interface station to check an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.

Master Sgt. Fred Roberts uses a maintenance interface station to check an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. // United States Air Force

Aviation electronics company Rockwell Collins was tapped by the Pentagon’s venture wing to provide technology to secure data in unmanned aerial vehicle systems, the contractor announced.

It nabbed a four-and-a-half year contract under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program called High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems, which will develop technology to secure defense computer systems.

National Harbor, Md.-based Rockwell Collins will lead a team that includes weapons maker Boeing, research and development firm Galois, research lab National ICT Australia, and the University of Minnesota.

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