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Perspecta Labs Receives NAVAIR Award to Mature and Enhance 1553 Bus Defender Solution; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

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Perspecta announced on Tuesday that its innovative applied research arm, Perspecta Labs has been awarded a one-year, one million dollar contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to enhance and mature its Bus Defender solution for operational testing in airborne platforms.

“At Perspecta Labs, we consider it a great privilege to put our innovation and applied research to work to protect our warfighters and their missions,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Perspecta Labs. “We are excited to continue the technology transition and maturation efforts of our Bus Defender solution so warfighters can have improved situational awareness to more safely carry out their missions in the face of increasing cyberattacks.”

Perspecta Labs will mature its Bus Defender solution, currently at technology readiness level 6, to protect NAVAIR weapons and airborne systems from cyberattacks conducted over the MIL-STD-1553 data bus.

In addition, Perspecta Labs will work to enhance diagnostics; prototype a small form factor version of Bus Defender with reduced size, weight and power; and address integration into workflows for weapons system pilots and security analysts. 

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