Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has won orders to provide the Defense Department with programmable encryption devices and support services that enhance commanders’ situational awareness and battle command capabilities.
Harris will provide the KGV-72 devices to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for installation in FBCB2-BFT platforms and network operations centers. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for FBCB2–BFT, a tracking system that uses GPS, computer and other components in U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps operations.
The KGV-72 is a programmable in-line encryption device that provides high-grade information security. Its ability to incorporate software upgrades reduces the need for equipment replacement. It is designed to also work with the tracking network’s next generation.
Harris has now received more than $100 million in orders for the encryption devices, software, maintenance and other customer support.
“The KGV-72 provides advanced security capabilities to a key command and control network vital for rapid decision making in a tactical environment, ” said Brendan O’Connell, president of Harris RF Communications’ Department of Defense business. “This application reflects our broad expertise in high-grade software-programmable information security.”