Elbit Systems of Australia won a three-year contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to deliver a Cyber Training Range that will boost its cyber security capabilities.

Elbit Systems will provide an interim cyber range, a network design and build, cyber-range training and teaching materials. The range will be used to develop and maintain the skills of 49 cyber warfare specialists that graduated from the ADF’s inaugural Accelerated Defensive Cyber Training program.

The range is an integral part of the program, which is designed to meet the ADF’s immediate requirement to secure its network and mission systems that are fundamental to current operations.

The ADF created the program to meet the 2016 Defence White Paper’s directive for more trained personnel and enhanced capability in the cyber domain.