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Certified Cryptographic Devices

Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal (ANDVT) Family

RAILMAN (U-AXM)

Secure Telephone Unit-Third Generation (STU-III) / Secure Terminal Equipment (STE)

KIV-14

RAILMAN STANDARD
EMBEDDABLE MODULE (U-AXM)


PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N



Description | Characteristics | Life Cycle Support | Life Cycle Documentation |
POC| Aquisition Authority | Contract Information |

DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The RAILMAN is a low-speed full/half-duplex embeddable standard communication security (COMSEC) module used to secure digital voice or low speed data traffic. It consists of a custom CMOS Large Scale Integrated Circuit (LSIC) in a 121-Pin Grid Array (PGA) package supported by an off-the-shelf SOS RAM. The module provides security for classified traffic up to 500 Kbps.

The RAILMAN is approved for processing classified information through TOP SECRET level. It is an UNCLASSIFIED controlled cryptographic item (CCI) when unkeyed. When keyed, it carries the same classification as the key that is loaded. The RAILMAN was designed to be embedded into various voice/data equipments, such as mobile telephones, modems or manpack radios. RAILMAN provides cryptographically interoperable traffic/rekey operation with KY-57/58, E-DRZ, KYV-2, KYV-5, KG-84, KIV-14, KY-99A, KY-100, WINDSTER, and STU-III. The RAILMAN is presently being embedded into the SINCGARS II radio, AIRTERM/MINTERM radio and the Unit Level Circuit Switch (ULCS).

CHARACTERISTICS


National Security Agency (NSA) has determined that this product does not process, store or utilize a date in its operations. Therefore, the year 2000 problem does not affect this product; NSA memo of 12 Jun 98 applies.

Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb) Data Rate
Custom LSI 1.3 1.3 0.25 N/A 0-500 Kbps
RAM 3.0 0.9 0.25 N/A 0-500 Kbps

LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT


  • Software Support Activity (SSA): Not Required
  • Primary Inventory Control Activity (PICA): Not Required
  • Depot: Not Required
  • In-Service Engineering Agency (ISEA): Not Required
  • Material Support Date (MSD): Not Required

LIFE CYCLE DOCUMENTATION


  • Operational Requirements Document (ORD): Not Required
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP): Not Required
  • Navy Training Plan (NTP): Not Required
  • Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP): Not Required
  • Technical Manuals (TMs): Not Required
  • User Logistics Support Summary (ULSS): Not Required
  • Computer Resources Life Cycle Management Plan (CRLCMP): Not RequiredNot Required

POINTS OF CONTACT


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

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

SPAWARSYSCOM San Diego Tactical Data Link Manager: PMW-161-2A
Commercial Telephone (619) 524-7338
Defense Switching Network (DSN) 524-7338

ACQUISITION CATEGORY/AUTHORITY:


Not assigned

CONTRACT INFORMATION


Procuring Agency: National Security Agency (NSA)
Manufacturer: Allied Signal Technical and Microelectronics Center


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