Military Embedded Systems

Cyberdefense partnership to protect aeronautics software


February 20, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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FORT WORTH, Texas. Lockheed Martin and Guardtime Federal are working together to mitigate cyber threats across Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' software supply chain by integrating immutable digital integrity into architecture supporting research, design, development, manufacturing, integration, and sustainment of its products and services.

Through the long-term agreement, the team intends to integrate a mathematically verifiable, end-to-end integrity check from the external software supply chain, through the development process to verification on delivered military systems. This digital transformation initiative aims to mitigate cyber threats across the software supply chain using KSI blockchain signatures.

Beyond the software development supply chain, the agreement also enables KSI integration into the architecture of large-scale, digitally directed manufacturing equipment to deter and detect any unauthorized residuals from third party routine maintenance actions.

According to the companies, the desired end state is an advanced, high integrity, aerospace digital supply chain.



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