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Raytheon to produce NSA-certified encryption devices with next-generation safeguards for tactical radios

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (RTN) a $32 million production contract for next-generation encryption devices to safeguard military tactical data transmissions across air, surface, subsurface and ground assets. The Link Level Communication Security 7M encryptor, or LLC 7M, provides enhanced security for the Link 22 tactical radio system used by the U.S. military and its allies.

The LLC 7M has received the National Security Agency's only Type 1 certification for protection of information classified up to the Secret level in the Link 22 environment. Link 22 replaces the legacy Link 11 radio system, and is interoperable with the current Link 16 system, providing longer-distance, beyond-line-of-sight communications without reliance on satellites or persistent airborne relay.

"With the signing of the LLC 7M production contract, and its...


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