General Dynamics Delivers 10,000th TACLANE Encryptor
Sales Total Nearly $147 Million
NEEDHAM, Mass. – General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it recently delivered the 10,000th National Security Agency-certified TACLANE Type 1 encryptor, bringing the total sold to more than 14,000 since the product was introduced in 2000. Total sales of the encryptor, which was jointly developed and introduced by General Dynamics and the National Security Agency (NSA) to encrypt data communicated via high-speed Internet Protocol (IP) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks, are valued at nearly $147 million.
“In just thirty short months, our small, rugged TACLANE Type 1 encryptor has become an integral part of key government networks such as the Secret Internet Packet Routing Network and the Defense Information Systems Network,” said Dick Perreault, General Dynamics vice president and general manager for Trusted Network Solutions. “Demand has increased to the point that we are shipping more than 100 TACLANE encryptors a week.”
Authorized customers may purchase TACLANE encryptors directly from General Dynamics or through an NSA Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. TACLANE encryptors are deployed throughout the U.S., with hundreds overseas in use by U.S. nationals and its allies.
General Dynamics Encryptors Secure Classified Data
General Dynamics designed, developed and manufactures the NSA-certified IP and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) TACLANE encryptors, as well as the FASTLANE® ATM encryptors. The TACLANE encryptor is designed for both tactical and strategic networks and is available in two interfaces--the Classic and E100. The TACLANE Classic provides secure communications in a single device for both IP and ATM networks. TACLANE-E100 is the fastest NSA-Certified IP encryptor in the world, with a throughput of over 100 Megabits per second (Mb/s). The FASTLANE® ATM Encryptor provides high-speed, low latency, Type 1 security for multi-media applications. FASTLANE interfaces are available from DS-1 (1.54 Mb/s) to OC-48 (2.5 Gb/s) with a planned increase to OC-192 (10 Gb/s).
General Dynamics C4 Systems provides secure command, control, computing, communication and information solutions that integrate custom-developed and commercial off-the-shelf products for the military and commercial markets. It designs, integrates, and supports strategic and tactical battlefield communication systems, worldwide. It has pioneered automated approaches to mission planning; battlespace management; targeting/fire support; mapping, charting and geodesy and simulation for its military and commercial customers. It also provides environmentally hardened and special packaging of computer equipment and peripherals for both customer segments.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 54,000 people worldwide and anticipates 2002 revenues of $14 billion. The company has leading market positions in land and amphibious combat systems, mission-critical information systems and technologies, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation.
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General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Tuesday, November 5, 2002
Press Contact: (508) 880-1636
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