KIV-6

PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N



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

DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The KIV-6 Cryptographic Computer is a component of the Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), Mark (MK) XII AN/APX-111(V) and AN/APX-113 IFF, which is installed on the F/A-18, F/A-16, and SH-60 helicopters. The Commander in Chief (CINC) rules of engagement specify that positive identification of an airborne target is required before employing air-to-air weapons beyond visual range. The CIT/IFF with KIV-6 Computer provides the capability to positively identify an aircraft as friend or foe and to utilize air-to-air missiles beyond the pilot’s visual range. The intent of CIT/IFF program was to select a Non-Developmental Item (NDI) with minor modifications incorporated to perform specific Department of the Navy (DON) requirements.

The Receiver/Transmitter (R/T) Radio is a CIT/IFF system that is composed of the following: Interrogator Transponder (IT), Fuselage-Mounted Antenna Array (FMA), Beam Forming Network (BFN), and associated contractor-furnished equipment (CFE) interconnect cabling. The IT can generate interrogations and process transponder replies in IFF modes 1, 2, 3/A, C, and 4. The FMA is used to support interrogator function and is composed of five identical blades and an antenna position control. The BFN accepts commands from the IT and routes radio frequencies to the five antenna outputs.

The KIV-6 performs Mode 4 encryption and decryption functions contained in the CIT/IFF. The encryption/decryption keys are electronically loaded through a connector located on the front panel, at connector J1 which accepts the AN/CYZ-10 DTD, operating in the DS-102 mode. Fault detection/isolation of a failed KIV-6 is determined by the CIT’s Built-In Test (BIT). The KIV-6 ensures secure Mode 4 transponder/interrogator performance, as it applies to the AN/APX-111 for the F/A-18, or the AN/APX-113 IFF system for the F-16, and the helicopters.


CHARACTERISTICS


Physical Characteristics
Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb) Data Rate (Kbps)
KIV-6 3.40 2.05 4.68 2.00 N/A

Power:   3 W maximum

Environmental:
Operating Temperature from -54° C to 71° C
Non-operating Temperature from -65° C to 160° C
Sea level to 30,000-foot (operating and non-operating) altitude

MTBF:   51,000 hours

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 Switching Network (DSN) 524-7886

ACQUISITION CATEGORY/AUTHORITY


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

CONTRACT INFORMATION


UNIT PRICE


KIV-6 - $14,000


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