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US developing Unified Platform for simplified cyber operations

19 April 2018

Lockheed Martin is finalising its prototype for the US military’s planned Unified Platform programme, which would enable users to execute all offensive and defensive cyber operations through a single user interface.

Unified Platform is being led by the US Air Force (USAF) as the executive agent, in concert with US Cyber Command and the other services. It would provide the Cyber Mission Force with “a federated capability to prosecute full-spectrum cyber space operations”, said USAF spokesperson Erika Yepsen. By linking the operational and tactical levels of warfare, “the Unified Platform will deliver flexible, interoperable, survivable, and scalable warfighter capabilities capable of mission planning, data analytics, decision support, and the execution of cyber space operations”.

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