Air Force invests millions in cyberweapons projects

Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman hosting NATO air chiefs in September 2016. (Department of Defense)

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The Air Force awarded multimillion-dollar projects to three of the largest U.S. defense contractors in the past month to boost American offensive power in the cyber domain.

  • Raytheon will build the Air Force’s newest Cyber Command and Control Mission System (C3MS) operating location — at San Antonio’s Lackland Air Force Base — after winning an $8.5 million contract this week.
  • Northrop Grumman won a $9.4 million contract earlier this month from the Air Force to further develop the Cyber Mission Platform (CMP) in San Antonio.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton won a $10 million contract in mid-March for research on building high-power electromagnetics into the Air Force’s cyberwarfare and electronic warfare applications.

Read more on the Air Force’s recent cyber spending from Patrick O’Neill on sister publication CyberScoop. 

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