General Dynamics to develop anti-cyber attack system for DND

Ottawa-based General Dynamics Canada, has been awarded a $3.7 million contract to develop an automated computer network defence system for the Department of National Defence.

The project, first conceptualized by Defence Research and Development Canada, is intended to help defend DND’s computer networks against cyber attacks.

“Cyber security is a growing concern for the governments and militaries of today,” said David Ibbetson, vice president of General Dynamics C4 Systems – International, in a press release. “Drawing on our experience developing secure defence networks for customers around the world, General Dynamics Canada will demonstrate a solution for protecting DND’s networks, helping to safeguard mission-critical information”.

General Dynamics Canada and its parent company, General Dynamics C4 Systems, are part of the American defence and aerospace company General Dynamics.