Sabre Systems, Inc. Supports Historic USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Arrested Landing and Electromagnetic Launch Systems

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first new US aircraft carrier designed in 40 years, is a reflection of modern naval engineering

For the past 60 years, aircraft carriers have launched fixed-wing aircraft using steam catapults, complicated systems requiring large crews to operate and maintain. That all changed on July 28, 2017 when the USS Gerald R. Ford successfully launched its first aircraft using an electromagnetic catapult. History was made when Commander Jamie Struck successfully landed an F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford with the first arrested landing using the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system and again when he launched from the flight deck by the Electromagnetic Launch System (EMALS).
As the ubiquity of computing and related technology increases, from a security perspective, it is important to emphasize the value of maintaining a strong sense of ‘self’ for each new technological advancement that takes place. While it is very difficult to predict with any degree of certainty how technology will actually evolve over the next 30 years, we will know how the related advanced technology products are designed and developed. Therefore, it is possible to protect those innovations during the system development life cycle; however, in order to do so, a drastic paradigm shift in technology development must occur – with the current emphasis on convenience instead of security. We propose a model based on Autonomic Computing and Computer Immunology to keep security at the forefront of the technology evolution. This model is designed to address key DON strategic priorities including: Training, Standards Development, Vulnerability Assessments, Computer Network Defense, Computer Network Exploitation and Attack. The application of our model will also mitigate the impact of a cyber-kill chain by inhibiting the exploitation and installation of malicious code on DON computer systems.

According to Sabre’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Glen Ives, “We are so proud of the Sabre professionals who contributed so importantly to this historical Naval Aviation milestone. Their hard work and tireless commitment reflect Sabre’s dedication to naval engineering and innovation and ultimately in the safety of our warfighters who rely on these critical systems.” Sabre Systems congratulates the crew of the CVN 78 and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on this accomplishment.  Bravo Zulu!

 

Sabre Systems, Inc. is proud to have contributed to the historic naval achievement of the USS Gerald R. Ford’s first arrested landing and electromagnetic launch.

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