Northrop, Lockheed, TCS Finish Information Assurance CDR for AEHF Low Cost Terminals

SatelliteTYSONS CORNER, VA July 23, 2015 — The defense contractor team of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and TeleCommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) has concluded the critical design review for the information assurance elements of the Low Cost Terminal project, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

Northrop said CDR completion signals the imminent start of production for the end cryptographic unit software and hardware of the LCT.

The industry-funded LCT initiative seeks to develop technology that could secure tactical users’ communications using AEHF satellite systems at a more affordable range than AEHF terminals in use today.

“Developing [affordable, assured connectivity] is critical because AEHF is the only available alternative that satisfies the compelling warfighting need for assured tactical communications in contested and anti-access/area denial environments, ” said Tim Frei, vice president of communication systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

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