NSA Certified OSA Crypto Module Provides Type 1 Encryption Capability in an off-the-shelf Configuration

General Dynamics' KOV-28 will allow for faster integration of mission-critical crypto capability into military platforms. By / 11 Dec 2020

General Dynamics has added a new Open Systems Architecture (OSA) crypto module to its space and aviation encryption portfolio. Certified by the National Security Agency (NSA), the KOV-28 OSA crypto module secures communication channels across contested environments on a variety of platforms.

“General Dynamics continues to advance and modernize our crypto portfolio to address our customers’ unique and dynamic mission needs” said Brian Morrison, vice president of the Cyber Systems line of business for General Dynamics Mission Systems. “We’re bringing trusted communications to the warfighter with our proven Type 1 encryption capability in an off-the-shelf configuration. Its open design allows for quick upgrades and modifications when speed matters most.”

The KOV-28 OSA cryptographic module is capable of securing a variety of applications, including:

  • Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 5
  • Secure Voice
  • Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
  • Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)
  • Link 16
  • Low-Probability-of-Intercept (LPI) Data Links
  • Navigation
  • Data at Rest

The KOV-28 OSA crypto module is built with standards specific to rugged, military applications:

  • Compact 3U form factor
  • VPX high-speed connectors
  • DS-101 asynchronous serial protocol
  • Dual red and black Gigabit Ethernet and Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) system control
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