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General Dynamics To Develop New High-Speed Encryptor For The NSA

Encryption device secures data and speeds large information files across government and military networks at 40 gigabits per second
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. " General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $7.6 million contract to develop the new KG-530 SONET OC-768C in-line encryptor in support of an NSA initiative to secure and distribute data, at a full 40 gigabits per second line rate, used for government and military missions. The KG-530 will secure very large image, data and video files, classified up to and including Top Secret, that travel through U.S. military and government networks. Once in place on authorized Synchronous Optical Networks (SONET), users will experience significantly less network delay, or latency, common to securing large information files.

John Cole, vice president of Information Assurance for General Dynamics C4 Systems, commented, "With the KG-530, General Dynamics continues to deliver the technologies and products that secure our nation's most sensitive information as it moves through cyberspace."

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been providing information security technology, products and systems to the U.S. government and military for more than 40 years. With more than 230,000 encryption devices currently used worldwide, General Dynamics information assurance products secure communication and data classified up to and including Top Secret and are compliant with the NSA's High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE' IS) and networks including SONET, ATM and Ethernet.

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at