WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The CROWS is aimed at tackling cyber threats that could undermine the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win in air, according to the statement.
"The cyber threat is more than just network intrusion or traditional malware — it also affects our weapon systems and presents a clear and present danger to successful mission assurance,” CROWS director Dennis Miller explained in the release. “The Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace is threatened by increasing competent adversaries in the cyberspace domain.”
When vulnerabilities, external factors and adversary tactics are combined, they create a set of complex interdependencies that must be worked in a systematic and integrated manner to reduce risk, he added.
CROWS will be based in the US state of Massachusetts at Hanscom Air Force Base but will draw on personnel from across the US. It reached initial operating capability on December 21.
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