ThalesRaytheonSystems introduces cyber attacks prevention system on air surveillance radars

17 June 2013 (Last Updated June 17th, 2013 18:30)

ThalesRaytheonSystems has introduced CybAIR RadBox to safeguard air surveillance radars against cyber threats at this year's Paris Air Show in France.

Thales CybAIR RadBox

ThalesRaytheonSystems has introduced CybAIR RadBox to safeguard air surveillance radars against cyber threats at this year’s Paris Air Show in France.

Designed for both civil and military airspace surveillance, the new system will be co-located with the radar and be used to detect intrusions capable of disturbing air operations.

Monitoring operational data, the new CybAIR RadBox alerts the client of any abnormal radar behaviour, and carries out technical and operational supervision roles, while allowing operators to visualise the operational consequences of a cyber attack.

ThalesRaththeonSystems claims that the system is capable of detecting any kind of cyber attack, such as zero-day incursions that exploit an unidentified vulnerability in the system, and attacks by an insider on a protected network.

"The new system will be co-located with the radar and be used to detect intrusions capable of disturbing air operations."

CybAIR RadBox incorporates a range of services and tools that assist in updating protections, train users and carryout cyber attack investigations.

The system is capable of fully interoperable with operational security centres, and complements traditional system and network protection solutions.

The system is currently undergoing operational assessment by the French Air Force and the French defence procurement agency (DGA) at the Centre de Définition d’Expérimentation et de Validation du SCCOA (CDEVS1) testing centre in France’s Mont-de-Marsan.

CybAIR RadBox forms part of the CybAIR Vision range of products developed by ThalesRaytheonSystems to identify any type of abnormal radars system behaviour, networks and air traffic control (ATC) and air command centres.


Image: The new CybAIR RadBox is capable of detecting even zero-day incursions that exploit an unidentified vulnerability in the system, and insider attack on a protected network. Photo: courtesy of ThalesRaytheonSystems.