Military network security for guarding JTRS against electronic warfare attacks certified for GD cryptographic module

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 10 Sept. 2010. Officials of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) have certified the AIM II programmable cryptographic module by General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., for military network security to safeguard classified information up to top secret sensitive compartmented information (SCI) that is transmitted over the U.S. Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) software-defined radio sets. NSA awarded information security (INFOSEC) certification to the General Dynamics AIM II RF cryptographic module for JTRS handheld, manpack, small form fit, and airborne maritime fixed versions.

Sep 10th, 2010
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 10 Sept. 2010. Officials of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) have certified the AIM II programmable cryptographic module by General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., for military network security to safeguard classified information up to top secret sensitive compartmented information (SCI) that is transmitted over the U.S. Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) software-defined radio sets.

NSA awarded information security (INFOSEC) certification to the General Dynamics AIM II RF cryptographic module for JTRS handheld, manpack, small form fit, and airborne maritime fixed versions. The AIM II module will be furnished by the U.S. government for infantry soldier systems and fixed-wing aircraft to protect classified information from use by unauthorized personnel.

The AIM II military data security module is the next generation successor to the Advanced INFOSEC Machine (AIM), which General Dynamics developed for handheld, manpack, and small JTRS communications equipment. AIM II adds new capabilities to ease integration into new developments, and is code compatible with AIM.

AIM II is a programmable, embeddable security engine for communications equipment requiring high-grade cryptographic processing. The chip provides a secure hardware platform on which software-based cryptographic algorithms and higher-level crypto equipment applications (CEAs) can execute.

The RF INFOSEC module supports interoperability with legacy equipment as well as modern network-centric systems, and enables future upgrades and modifications with a software download. The AIM II design includes three independent cryptographic processors tailored to execute management and traffic encryption/decryption functions.

The data security module is also interoperable with today’s military and government communications equipment and encryption devices. For more information contact General Dynamics C4 Systems online at www.gdc4s.com

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