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Link security key aim for cyber age

24th June 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in London

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Cyber security has rapidly grown as a priority for Link 16 and C2 tactical data links more broadly, according to Northrop Grumman, with the company looking to bolster the protection of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) and other products that utilise the tactical data link. 

Northrop Grumman carries out a range of work using Link 16, including C2 for Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) and other systems. 

There is now an increasing emphasis and focus on the cyber protection of such networks, according to William Lamb, the company’s director of international battle management. This is

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