Wikileaks Vault 7 Leaks Information on CIA-Raytheon’s Protego Missile

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Wikileaks Vault 7 Leaks Information on CIA-Raytheon’s Protego Missile
Project Portego

Wikileaks has released four secret documents as part of vault 7 leaks containing details of CIA project code-named Protego developed along with Raytheon.

The information reveals four secret documents and 37 related technical manuals, details of Protego missile control system installed on board military aircraft manufactured by UTC subsidiary Pratt and Whitney, Telesur reported Thursday.

Pratt Whitney produces military aircraft engines for F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, B-52 strategic bomber and many more.

A PIC-based system developed by Raytheon, Protego uses microcontroller units to exchange data and signals over encrypted and authenticated channels. The documents released by Wikileaks reveal the project scheme, its description and a guide on how to configure and build Protego images.

While the data may seem hard to decipher for the average lay person unversed on computer science and military-technical jargon, the sensitive and highly-classified documents detailing the U.S. military sector's intellectual properties could come in handy for US foes and friends keen on perfecting their own defense systems.

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