The War Zone / The Drive
February 8, 2022
The U.S. Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center has announced a successful demonstration of a new system designed to defend ground vehicles against cyber attacks. In the demonstration, an M1A2 Abrams tank was fitted with a 1553 Bus Defender system made by Peraton. The Bus Defender is an intrusion detection and prevention system that can defeat cyberattacks aimed at a platform’s data bus, a hardware subsystem that handles the transfer of data both in and out of associated systems. All transmissions between other military assets including satellites, off-board sensors, communication systems, weapons, unmanned vehicles, and more are handled by the data bus.