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Raytheon to provide cyber
security for military secure
Cybersecurity experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide up-to-date cryptographic capabilities for military secure voice communications under
terms of a $459 million, five-year U.S.
Air Force contract.
Officials of the U.S. Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center
at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas,
are asking Raytheon information
security experts in Fort Wayne,
Ind., to provide full-rate production of National Security Agency
(NSA)-certified encryption for
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
secure voice communications.
The secure communications systems involved in this contract are
the Advanced Narrowband Digital
Voice Terminal (ANDVT) and the
VINSON family of voice encryption
devices. Together, these two devices
are part of the VINSON ANDVT
Cryptographic Modernization program, otherwise known as VACM.
The VACM End Cryptographic
Unit (ECU) is to maintain function and capability of the existing
VINSON and ANDVT ECUs with NSA
Type 1 encryption — specifically
the NSA classified Suite A SAVILLE
encryption algorithm, as well as
variable slope delta modulation
(CVSD) audio compression.
Lockheed Martin to provide cybersecurity
for Navy C-130T aircraft
Avionics software experts at
Lockheed Martin Corp. are taking measures to provide data integrity and cybersecurity for the
U.S. Navy’s fleet of 20 C-130T Hercules cargo, logistics, and utility aircraft.
Officials of the Naval Air
Systems Command at Patuxent
River Naval Air Station, Md.,
announced a $16.1 million
contract modification to the
Lockheed Martin Rotary and
Mission Systems segment in
Owego, N. Y., for data integrity
in the Avionics Obsolescence
Upgrade (AOU) effort on the
Since 2012, Lockheed Martin
has been installing, upgrading,
and maintaining an avionics and
software integration solution to
upgrade Navy C-130T aircraft
under the AOU program.
The effort includes modernizing the C-130T’s communication suite, flight management
system, cockpit displays, navigation computers, autopilot, and
automatic flight control system
with an integrated, modular
open systems approach (MOSA),
by adhering to the Future
Airborne Capability Environment
Data integrity, a subset of
cybersecurity, involves maintain-
ing and assuring the accuracy
and consistency of data over its
life cycle as a system stores, pro-
cesses, or retrieves data. It seeks
to prevent the loss or corruption
of important data by malicious or
The C-130T AOU upgrade
color weather radar; UHF, VHF,
and HF radios; embedded global
positioning system (GPS) and
inertial navigation systems; pro-
tected instrument landing system
(P-ILS), and standby instruments
for use with Lockheed Martin-
furnished avionics and software.
On this order Lockheed Martin
will do the work in Ottawa and
in Owego, N. Y., and should be fin-
ished by March 2018.
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit
Lockheed Martin Rotary and
Mission Systems online at www.
Naval Air Systems Command at