GDMS and Cubic Mission Solutions to deliver encrypted communications

24 May 2019 (Last Updated May 24th, 2019 12:01)

General Dynamics Mission Systems has announced its plans to integrate its small six TACLANE-Nano Type 1 encryptor with Cubic Mission Solutions' DTECH M3X network module stack.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has announced its plans to integrate its small six TACLANE-Nano Type 1 encryptor with Cubic Mission Solutions’ DTECH M3X network module stack.

Given the size of the TACLANE-Nano, it can plug into the industry’s lowest size, weight and power (SWaP) portable network stack, thereby extending its operational capability in tough environments.

The integration of the TACLANE-Nano Type 1 encryptor is due to a growing demand from mobile warfighters and communications professionals to access information and communicates securely in battlefield and mission environments.

The TACLANE-Nano will allow the DTECH M3X to have Type 1 encryption, which is feasible for information up to the top secret/sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) level.

General Dynamics Mission Systems cyber solutions vice-president Brian Morrison said: “We listened to our customers and heard that, in addition to needing trusted and secure communications when mobile, they are also demanding increased performance in a low SWaP product.

“This integration of products paves the way for us to deploy the world-class TACLANE technology with the resilient M3X networking modules to the mission with a simple snap.”

The TACLANE-Nano provides warfighters at the network edge with higher performance in a more compact, lightweight and power-efficient form factor when compared with solutions currently in use.

Equipped with the latest cryptographic technology, the TACLANE-Nano safeguards information up to the TS/SCI level and provides power over Ethernet (POE) for easy integration into kits and features to boost performance even when used in restricted networks.

“This integration of products paves the way for us to deploy the world-class TACLANE technology with the resilient M3X networking modules to the mission.”

Cubic’s M3X product family enables users to operate in severe environments with ruggedised modules comprising a network switch, router, application server and smart battery power system.

The M3X offers new operational capability and configuration system that can be readily deployed for any mission.

Submitted to the National Security Agency December 2018 for certification, the TACLANE-Nano is currently available for purchase through General Dynamics Mission Systems and an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.