Raytheon will provide software upgrades to defend the ground control systems and onboard sensors used by the US Air Force (USAF) fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft against cyber threats.
The contract is part of a subcontract with RQ-4 prime contractor Northrop Grumman and is focused on maintaining 10 fielded control stations deployed worldwide, Todd Probert, vice-president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, told Jane’s .
“Technology is constantly changing, and cyber threats are continuously evolving. This contract allows us to continue the critical work of modernising and protecting these systems,” he said.
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