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NSA Certifies General Dynamics Encryptor with Embedded Router to Secure Information on Government Networks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that the TACLANE®-Router (KG-175R) has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to protect classified information transmitted through military and government networks at the Top Secret level and below. The KG-175R incorporates Cisco® 3200 Series Mobile Routers and eliminates the need for multiple pieces of network equipment previously needed for similar network routing and encryption functions.

The TACLANE-Router directs information to the recipient’s destination while securing the transmitted information. The KG-175R comes pre-configured to NSA network routing security guidelines and is compliant with the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE® IS) standard for use from the core of a network to the battlefield’s tactical edge.

“The KG-175R is the first NSA certified network encryptor with router functionality,” said John Cole, vice president of Information Assurance for General Dynamics C4 Systems. “By providing multiple functions in a single device, military and government users can significantly reduce size, weight and power requirements for both stationary and on-the-move networks.”

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,900 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more than $27 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at

October 18, 2007
Contact: Fran Jacques
Tel: (480) 441-2885

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