Military Embedded Systems

NAVAIR selects MacAulay-Brown, Inc. to provide cyber warfighting capabilities


October 27, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

DAYTON, Ohio. U.S. Navy officials selected MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) to support the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Cyber Warfare Detachment (CWD) initiative and provide cyber warfighting capabilities for Navy aircraft, weapons, and related aviation systems and subsystems including ashore and afloat enterprise systems.

The multi-year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) will cover five areas: penetration testing and penetration tool development, full spectrum operational cyber warfare support, protection solutions and systems integration services, risk assessments and assessment methods, and system definition and architecture development.

NAVAIR CWD develops and assesses cyber warfare capabilities for mission assurance, and to defend weapon and support systems including aircraft, unmanned vehicles, sensors, and corresponding maintenance, communications, and logistic systems. Officials say, NAVAIR’s strategy is to develop the cyber workforce, invest in infrastructure and research, and establish standards and best practices for future cyber acquisitions.

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