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Air Force Cyber Threat Interceptor System Achieves Full Operational Capability Status

Air Force logoThe Air Force Space Command‘s Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system has reached full operational capability status on Feb. 12.

AFSPC said Friday the status makes CVA/H capable of serving as the primary enclave defense tool for the Air Force Information Network.

CVA/H works to assess vulnerability, detect threats and evaluate compliance through its four primary components: the Mobile Interceptor Platform, the Deployable Interceptor Platform, the Garrison Interceptor Platform and the Information Operations Platform-Fly Away Kit.

Brigadier General Stephen Whiting, AFSPC director of integrated air, space, cyberspace and ISR operations, signed off the FOC status and said CVA/H aims to give the service branch the “ability to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.”

The cyber threat detection system will be used by Cyber Protection Teams under U.S. Cyber Command.

CVA/H was officially classified as a weapon system by the Air Force Chief of Staff in March 2013 and reached Initial Operational Capability in June 2013.

AFSPC added the cyber defense tool was labeled as a “weapon system” to be considered equally for program-associated funding but it does not function as a weapon by the definition of the Air Force and the Defense Department.

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