GA-ASI Partners with Shift5 to Enhance MQ-9A Reaper Cybersecurity

MQ-9A Reaper gains enhanced cybersecurity with Shift5 partnership for anomaly detection, predictive maintenance, and real-time insights.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 07:33 AM, May 9, 2024
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GA-ASI Partners with Shift5 to Enhance MQ-9A Reaper Cybersecurity
MQ-9A Reaper @GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is partnering with Shift5 to bolster cybersecurity measures for the MQ-9A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft used by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

This collaboration aims to enhance mission readiness and cyber survivability for the MQ-9A Reaper, addressing evolving threats in modern warfare, particularly cyber vulnerabilities faced by unmanned systems.

Shift5's onboard cyber anomaly detection and predictive maintenance capabilities will provide critical operational insights and enhance decision-making for operators.

Shift5's technology platform delivers real-time cybersecurity insights, enabling operators to effectively leverage data and make informed decisions in dynamic operational environments.

Shift5 achieved its first cross-platform Authority to Operate (ATO) Certification from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2023, validating the resilience and security of the Shift5 Platform. The company also announced a contract with the U.S. Army to secure the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) against cyber threats and provide readiness assessments for predictive maintenance. Additionally, Shift5 introduced the GPS Integrity Module, designed to automate detection and alerts to combat GPS spoofing risks.

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