US Air Force Space Command has said that its second ‘cyberspace weapon system’ is now fully operational.

It said that last month its Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system (CVA/H) reached ‘full operational capability‘ status. CVA/H is a set of security software that is designed to find, fix, track, target, engage, and assess advanced persistent threats to air force missions.

Achieving full operational status means the system is fully capable to serve as a defense system for traffic on the air force information network. The CVA/H weapon system enables execution of vulnerability assessments, adversary threat detection, and compliance evaluations, the air force said.

Military systems are under constant attack by hackers of all types, and as well as developing their offensive capabilities, the military have been trying to build up their digital defences too.

“The CVA/H weapon system provides a cyberspace security capability offering in-depth assessment of information system assets such as computers, infrastructure, applications, data, and cyberspace operations,” Air Force Space Command said.

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