As leaders of SERAPIS Lot 6 (Understand), Frazer-Nash is pleased to invite interest from experts who have potential innovations in Science and Technology (S&T) that can support the Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence (ARCD) project.  ARCD is funded for 4 years, out to FY 24/25, and aims to research and develop self-defending, self-recovering concepts for military platforms and technologies.

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 Leaning (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.

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.  We are looking for a diverse supply chain who are able to help us achieve the project outcomes of:

  • Undertaking High Risk, low 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.

During the industry day we will outline the scope of the project, describe how suppliers will be able to engage with the research and become part of the SERAPIS Lot 6 supply chain.

For any questions please contact: Steve Little (Frazer-Nash), [email protected]