Shift5 has secured a contract from the U.S. Army to enhance the cyber defenses of the service branch’s wheeled precision strike weapons system.
The Rosslyn, Virginia-based cybersecurity firm said Tuesday it will integrate digital anomaly detection capabilities into the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System under the award.
Furthermore, Shift5 will conduct readiness assessments to facilitate predictive maintenance measures for the platform.
Developed for the Army, HIMARS stands as a combat-proven, all-weather rocket launcher.
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Richard Clarke, a former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and a Shift5 board member, underscored the importance of implementing such systems to ensure that the military “maintains its competitive edge and deters its adversaries.”