KGV-11 THORNTON

PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N



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

DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The KGV-11/11A/11C are general-purpose, half-duplex, removable communications security (COMSEC)/transmission security (TRANSEC) modules that protect various control channels and orderwires for the following systems:

The KGV-11 is a National Security Agency (NSA) COMSEC device to incorporate the smart fill protocol (DS-101) using the AN/CYZ-10 Data Transfer Device for its key loading. It supports over-the-air rekey and can provide automatic key rollover at the end of the cryptographic period. A KGV-11 is intended for integration into a host system that controls its operation (e.g., clock and status indicators). The KGV-11 can accommodate time-division multiple access communications systems, broadcast, point-to-point, satellite command and control, and secure conferencing systems; it is deployed to strategic and tactical ground, air, surface, and subsurface platforms. It is interoperable with the KGV-8 family, COMSEC/TRANSEC Integrated Circuit (CTIC) DS-101 Hybrid (CDH), KG-66, KGR-66, KGV-68, KI-37, KGV-15, KGV-13, and KG-87. It is also certified to encrypt and decrypt up to TOP SECRET. It is an UNCLASSIFIED controlled cryptographic item (CCI) when unkeyed. When keyed its classification equals that of the key installed.


CHARACTERISTICS


Physical Characteristics
Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb) Data Rate
KGV-11 6.00 5.00 2.00 2.70 16 Kbps to 10 Mbps

Power:

Environment:

MTBF:

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 Charleston Acquisition: Code 752RD
Commercial Telephone (843) 218-4461
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 588-4461

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

SPAWARSYSCOM Cryptographic Data Systems Manager: PMW 161-3C
Commercial Telephone (619) 524-7886
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 524-7886

ACQUISITION CATEGORY/AUTHORITY


Unknown

CONTRACT INFORMATION


Acquisition Agent: SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston Code 752
Manufacturer: Group Technologies Corp.

UNIT PRICE


KGV-11C - $14,950 (last NSA contract price)


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