Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD)

Calling organisations with potential innovations in science and technology, who can support the Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD) project!

As leaders of SERAPIS Lot 6 (Understand), Frazer-Nash is inviting interest from experts who have potential innovations in science and technology that can support the Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD) project. 

As military networks and systems are becoming more complex and interconnected to meet operational demands, it is becoming increasingly difficult for cyber defenders to respond effectively to incidents. In parallel, aggressors are adopting increasingly sophisticated approaches and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) approaches to outpace defenders. Identifying, selecting and carrying out cyber defence responses in a machine relevant timeframe is essential to mitigate these threats. The use of AI and ML techniques are a critical defence against these attacks; research is needed to develop and mature these techniques for Defence.

ARCD is funded for four years, out to FY 24/25, and aims to research and develop self-defending, self-recovering concepts for military platforms and technologies. We are looking to engage with a broad range of suppliers and members of the academic community, particularly those with expertise who do not traditionally deliver into defence.  

If you're part of an organisation that can help achieve the project outcomes of:

  • Undertaking high risk, low technology-readiness level (TRL), research tasks
  • Developing an ARCD Concept Demonstrator, covering:
    • Autonomous threat analysis, forecasting and prediction
    • Mission aware autonomous decision making, and
    • Effectors for automated response.

Then get in touch, to find out more.

Register your interest in ARCD