Raytheon Technologies Subsidiary to Support Air Force’s Research Into Blockchain-Based C2 Mgmt

Raytheon Technologies Subsidiary to Support Air Force’s Research Into Blockchain-Based C2 Mgmt
blockchain

Raytheon Technologies business unit has received a $495K contract to help the U.S. Air Force assess the feasibility of using blockchain across battle management, aviation and situational awareness operations,  Coindesk reported Thursday.

BBN Technologies and the Air Force Research Laboratory will collaborate on research and development efforts to evaluate the potential use of a distributed ledger technology in aerial command and control.

Lt. Col. Neil Barnas, a blockchain expert at the Air Force, told the publication that the service branch plans to use DLT to help decentralize C2 systems and fortify them against adversarial threats.

Raytheon’s contract comes after the Air Force released its fiscal 2021 budget request which includes $435M for the proposed Advanced Battle Management System.

Check Also

Bill Beard SVP Vertex Aerospace

Bill Beard Promoted to Corporate Operations & Strategy SVP at Vertex Aerospace

Bill Beard, former interim senior vice president of corporate business operations and development at Vertex Aerospace, has been promoted to SVP of corporate operations and strategy.

DevOps

Carahsoft, GitLab Partner to Offer Agencies DevSecOps Platform via AWS Marketplace

Carahsoft Technology has agreed to offer GitLab's suite of DevSecOps tools to government organizations through Amazon Web Services' cloud marketplace and helped launch a product and training package as part of the partnership

QTS

QTS Receives EPA Recognition for Energy Procurement Approach

QTS Realty Trust has won a Direct Project Engagement award from the Environmental Protection Agency for the data center services provider's practice of sourcing renewable electricity to power its operations.