The US Navy has introduced its blockchain-based security system, PARANOID, to the private sector through a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA).

Developed by the Naval Air Warfare Center's Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in New Jersey, PARANOID (Powerful Authentication Regime Applicable to Naval Operational Flight Program Integrated Development) aims to secure software development against cyberattacks by verifying files at every stage using blockchain technology.

This system logs all developer actions on an immutable ledger, preventing unauthorised changes to code or files.

The Navy seeks private sector partners to further research and develop this technology, emphasising its potential in enhancing software supply chain security.

This initiative marks another step in the US military's exploration of blockchain technology, following previous collaborations with SIMBA Chain to secure supply lines.