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Farnborough 2016: Airbus provides UK F-35 crypto keys

11th July 2016 - 09:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


Airbus Defence and Space (DS) has added three aircraft to its portfolio of cryptographic key management systems, the UK F-35B, Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Voyager and the C-130J Super Hercules

This is the first time the company has provided the crypto key management system to fixed-wing non-Airbus platforms; the three contracts have been valued at £2.2million. 

The contracts were won without a lot of competition as there would be ‘little point for MoD in going elsewhere,’ according to Peter Grogan, head of business development at Airbus DS. 

‘The more platforms that come on-board the comparative cost of

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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