Harris secure data link gets NSA certification stamp

Encrypted radio designed for unmanned communication relay payloads

An embeddable radio developed by Harris and intended for communications in space-constrained military platforms has received Type 1 certification from the National Security Agency, company officials said July 19.

Harris’ Small Secure Data Link (SSDL) offers embedded encryption capabilities in a single-channel, multiband, multimission radio well suited for use in unmanned airborne systems, vehicles and shelters, they said.

The SSDL, which is based on Harris’ Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radio, is already being tailored for use in unmanned communications relay payloads, they said.

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