M1 Abrams Tank Tested With New System That Prevents It From Being Hacked

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.

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