The Cyber Center of Excellence for the F-35 teams experts from Lockheed Martin and Nozomi Networks to offer unmatched cyber capabilities, protection and autonomy for Switzerland
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5, 2020 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Nozomi Networks signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a proposed F-35 Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) in Switzerland. Should the F-35 be selected as the new fighter for Switzerland, this will be a key project to fulfill the requirements from the Swiss Armed Forces to operate the new fighter aircraft securely and autonomously.
Lockheed Martin and Nozomi Networks are proposing to build and operate a CCoE that provides exceptional protection of the F-35 from cyber threats while providing the best possible autonomy and operational benefits to Switzerland. It will provide a location with capability to quickly configure fully representative simulations of real-world networks and systems, such as the following:
- Integrating and testing new F-35 information systems.
- Evaluating of new cyber threats and associated monitoring/detection techniques.
- Developing and verifying cyberattack countermeasure technology and process.
- Hosting training events that provide realistic experience for cyber professionals.
- Hosting research projects for new technology development.
“This agreement offers Nozomi Networks a remarkable opportunity that transfers leading technology to Switzerland with the possibility of creating jobs.” said Lockheed Martin Switzerland F-35 Campaign Manager Jim Robinson, “The CCoE technologies and experience will help Swiss industry to enter new markets with unique capabilities and support and protect other industries with similar technologies.”
“It’s an honor to partner with Lockheed Martin to create a world class Cyber Center of Excellence and Cyber Range in support for the F-35 Program in Switzerland,” said Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle. “Our joint efforts will not only help develop next generation cyber capabilities for defense and industrial industries, it will also have technology and economic benefits for Switzerland well into the future.”
To date, the F-35 has been selected by 13 nations and operates from 26 bases worldwide, with nine nations operating F-35s on their home soil. There are more than 600 F-35s in service today, with more than 1,210 pilots and 9,950 maintainers trained on the aircraft.
For additional information, visit www.f35.com.