A new technology that secures radio communications between soldiers has been demonstrated to the US Army by Raytheon and SafeNet as part of the US Army Cryptographic Modernization Technology Day at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

The DragonFire family of radios developed by Raytheon with SafeNet’s type 1 encryptor provides secure streaming video and data on various platforms such as fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, light armoured vehicles and other fixed locations.

The National Security Agency authorises type 1 qualification for handling classified data.

Raytheon Network-Centric Systems Integrated Communications Systems vice president Jerry Powlen said that this cybersecurity solution addresses a critical need in current military communications by allowing only authorised users to communicate in a secure network environment.