C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Raytheon reveals new Cyber Anomaly Detection System

22 October 2019

Raytheon has developed a Cyber Anomaly Detection System (CADS) that can detect the presence of a cyber threat to a platform and warn the user.

The system, which was showcased at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting in Washington in October, sits on the MIL-STD-1533 or ARINC-429 communications bus of an aircraft or vehicle, and detects anomalies that warn when a cyber threat may have been introduced into the platform. The warning then allows the pilot or operator to take the appropriate action, such as closing down an affected sub-system.

A Raytheon representative told Jane’s that the system requires a human-in-the-loop to respond to the detection and warning, and that increased automation work was in progress, although it was unlikely that a fully automated system would be acceptable to users who would want to be able to respond manually with different options.

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