L-3 Telemetry-West Introduces Next-Generation Command Decryption Solution
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 9, 2014) – L-3 Telemetry-West (L-3 TW) has introduced its next-generation Command Decryption Unit (CDU-200/KIR-200), a lightweight, proven, low-risk security solution for satellite command links.
This product introduction is the latest in L-3 TW’s long and rich heritage of providing cryptographic communications devices for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), as well as commercial space applications.
The CDU-200/KIR-200 allows customers to easily transition to the new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for future commercial satellite command decryption and is a direct replacement for L-3 TW’s current decryption product, the CDU-100.
In addition, the CDU-200/KIR-200 is available in a new configuration that can be used for Secret and Below (SAB) applications for certain customers.
“Our primary design goal was to make sure the CDU-200/KIR-200 serves as a simple drop-in replacement for our current CDU-100 product,” said Larry Dobbs, director of business development for space products at L-3 TW. “We are committed to providing a seamless upgrade path for our customers that ensures flawless performance with existing satellite interfaces.”
L-3 Telemetry-West (L-3 TW)is a premier provider of flight hardware and systems solutions for telemetry, tracking, command & control; flight termination; and secure mission data transmission in the satellite, launch vehicle, weapons, aircraft and UAV markets. L-3 TW products are utilized across a uniquely diverse applications set, including spacecraft command and control, on-orbit operations, launch support and monitoring, missile defense, flight testing, weapons test and development, surveillance and detection, and general-purpose data acquisition. To learn more about L-3 TW, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/TW.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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