Secure Network Connectivity Solutions & IFF Mode 5 Encryptor Devices for Military & Government UAVs & Unmanned Systems

Secure Network & IFF Encrytors for Military & Government UAVs

Viasat's products are designed to ensure the highest level of security for mission-critical UAVs even at the tactical edge By Mike Ball / 03 May 2024
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Viasat is a leading developer of secure connectivity solutions for military and government UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems. UST is delighted to welcome Viasat on board as a supplier partner, and we will be highlighting their unique solutions and capabilities across our channels over the next 12 months.

We’ve just launched Viasat’s UST supplier profile, which has been written and built by our team in collaboration with the company. The Silver profile showcases their network and IFF Mode 5 encryptor devices, which are designed to ensure the highest level of security for mission-critical UAVs even at the tactical edge, protecting classified data and communications up to Top Secret level.

Read on to find out more:

ultra-compact Inline Network EncryptorThe KG-250XS is an ultra-compact Inline Network Encryptor (INE) designed to provide secure IP encryption for up to TS/SCI communications. The NSA-Certified Type 1 HAIPE delivers over 200 Mbps aggregate, asymmetric throughput that can be split according to specific mission requirements, and is ideal for tactical UAVs as well as dismounted and mobile applications.

The rugged MIL-STD-810-compliant device features a field-proven software-upgradeable design, allowing it to keep pace with rapidly evolving cybersecurity requirements without the need for hardware changes. The KG-250XS provides Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities (ACC), is Over-The-Network Keying (OTNK) Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) Aware, and is Personal Data Encryption (PDE)-enabled.

Low-SWaP inline network encryptorThe KG-250X is a low-SWaP NSA-certified Type 1 Inline Network Encryptor (INE) designed to provide secure IP encryption for up to TS/SCI communications. Delivering up to 200 Mbps aggregate throughput, it incorporates state-of-the-art cyber defense technologies, including Viasat’s Trusted Cyber Sensor (TCS) network monitoring service.

The rugged device is MIL-STD-810G-compliant and designed to withstand high-altitude airborne environments. It is available with copper-only interfaces or as a variant that allows mixed fiber and copper connectivity.

Non-CCI inline network encryptorThe IPS-250X is a non-CCI inline network encryptor that provides secure IP communications up to Secret level for warfighters and government agencies with users that may either not have COMSEC accounts or wish to minimize COMSEC logistics and the costs associated with Controlled Cryptographic Items. It is currently deployed for NATO and Coalition interoperability.

The compact and lightweight device is interoperable with CCI HAIPE devices operating in Suite B, and provides 200 Mbps aggregate throughput. Ruggedized to MIL-STD-810G standards and compliant with MIL-STD-1275D and MIL-STD-704F specifications for in-vehicle and airborne equipment, it is ideal for UAV and unmanned systems applications and can be zeroed remotely in leave-behind scenarios.

Versatile rugged inline network encryptorThe KG-255X is a highly versatile NSA-certified Type 1 Inline Network Encryptor (INE) that can operate either as a Layer 3 HAIPE or Layer 2 EDE, providing secure IP encryption for up to TS/SCI communications and delivering up to 2 Gbps (1 Gbps aggregate) throughput. It supports standard copper interfaces as well as single- and multi-mode fiber SFPs.

The rugged device supports configurations for one-to-one, many-to-one and many-to-many multicast scenarios, improving flexibility and reducing administrative overhead. It is designed to MIL-STD-810G standards and compliant with MIL-STD-1275D and MIL-STD-704F specifications for in-vehicle and airborne equipment.

KIV-79 NSA-certified security for IFF Mode 5The KIV-79 is a low-SWaP (size, weight and power) crypto appliqué module that provides NSA-certified cryptographic capabilities for Mark XIIA Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 5 transponders. The compact NSA Type 1 product is designed for Secret and below interrogator and transponder functions, and is ideal for a wide range of UAV platforms.

The module is fully programmable and software-upgradeable, and features a field-replaceable battery that offers a lifetime of over 7 years.

To find out more about Viasat and their network and IFF Mode 5 encryptor devices for UAVs and unmanned systems, please visit their profile page:
https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/company/viasat-inc/

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact