TACLANE (KG-175)

PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N



Description | Characteristics | Life Cycle Support | Life Cycle Documentation | Repair |
POC | Acquisition Authority | Contract Information | Unit Price

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SECURE DATA NETWORK SYSTEM UNIVERSAL CHANGEOVER

NSA's TACLANE Release 1.0 Certification 10 MBit

NSA's TACLANE Release 1.0E Certification 100 MBit

Approval of SAFT Lithium/Thionyl Chloride Battery
for use in the TACLANE KG-175. (PDF File)

DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The TACLANE (KG-175) is short for Tactical FASTLANE and was developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) to provide network communications security on Internet Protocol (IP) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks for the individual user or for enclaves of users at the same security level. The KG-175 is a low-cost, Type 1, key-agile, in-line network encryptor for deployment in Department of Defense (DOD) tactical and strategic networks. KG-175s meet the needs of users who must communicate securely over legacy networks such as the Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) packet network and Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), and emerging ATM networks. KG-175s provide encryption for IP datagram traffic. ATM traffic and IP datagrams are encapsulated in ATM cells to support a variety of IP, ATM and mixed network configurations. KG-175s can be used to overlay Secure Virtual Networks on top of existing public and/or private network infrastructures.

Key management includes automatic key generation via public key cryptography. TACLANE not only employs access control, but includes compromise recovery that is suitable for tactical as well as fixed network environments. It uses a cryptographic ignition key (CIK) that renders the device unusable and UNCLASSIFIED when it is removed.

Initial TACLANE deliveries will be Release 1.0. Release 1.01 will start delivery in May 2000, and Release 1.1 will be delivered at the end of the 2nd QTR FY2001. Not all users will require the upgrades.

CHARACTERISTICS


Physical Characteristics
Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb)
KG-175 4.25 8.25 16.5 14
Data Rate: ATM: DS-3 (44.736 Mbps); IP: 4 Mbps (design)
Power: 45 W, 110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz auto-ranging or 24 VDC
Environmental: Operating Temperature +4C to +50C (+40F to +120F) with no warm up; -18C to +50C (0F to +120F) with 30 minute warm up
MTBF: Ground Fixed 5,000 hrs (calculated > 12,000 using MIL-HDBK-217E); calculated > 30,000 hrs using Bellcore model); Ground mobile 2,500 hrs (calculated > 4,800 using MIL-HDBK-217E)

LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT



LIFE CYCLE DOCUMENTATION



REPAIR



Crypto Repair Facility (CRF)

East Coast:  Contact CRF - Norfolk Naval Shipyard
         Commercial (757) 396-5395/6
         DSN 961-5395/6

West Coast: Contact CRF - Naval Station San Diego
         Commercial (619) 556-6175/8, 1886
         DSN 526-6175/8, 1886

POINTS OF CONTACT


SPAWARSYSCEN San Diego In-Line Network (INE) Coordinator: D872
Email: [email protected]
Commercial Telephone (619) 553-9430
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 553-9430

SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston ISEA: Code 752KS
Commercial Telephone (843) 218-4471
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 588-4471

Navy Information Systems Security (INFOSEC)
Technical Assistance Center 1 (800) 304-4636

SPAWARSYSCOM INE Program Manager: PMW 161-2B
Commercial Telephone (619) 524-7886
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 524-7886

ACQUISITION CATEGORY/AUTHORITY


Non-ACAT; commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) module.

CONTRACT INFORMATION


Procuring Agency: National Security Agency (NSA)
Manufacturer: General Dynamics Communication Sytems (GD-CS)

UNIT PRICE


KG-175 (TACLANE)                     DS-3/IP
NSA contracting agent              $8,124
 
GD-CS Direct Sales                   $9,950
Ancillary Kit                                $895
Annual Maintenance Agreement
Operator Training                         $1,995
 
Note: The ancillary Kit consists of the following: One (1) transit case, two (2) CIKs, two (2) AUI cables, four (4) DS-3 cables, and two (2) 10BaseT cables. Each of these items are available individually.


Administration provided by the
SPAWAR Systems Center
in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
[email protected]