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Raytheon receives $20m order for encrypted ID technology

25th May 2011 - 15:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon Company has received a $20.7 million award to deliver more than 1,900 KIV-77 Mode 4 / 5 cryptographic units that provide secure communications for combat systems force identification.

"Raytheon's KIV-77 represents the next generation in secured combat identification for US and coalition forces," said Brian McKeon, vice president, Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Integrated Communications Systems. "The ultimate goal of this enhanced technology is the prevention of fratricide.

"This significant award reflects confidence in Raytheon to produce this critical, leading technology so vital to protecting the warfighter in battle."

This US Air Force award brings Raytheon's orders for the KIV-77 to more than 3,600 units, including the program's low rate initial production phase under which approximately 1,000 KIV-77 units were delivered ahead of contract schedule.

A premier cryptographic device for combat identification, Raytheon is under contract that allows for KIV-77 additional orders and deliveries into 2014, and the company expects this unit to be in continual production through 2020.

Source: Raytheon

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