USA – US Army awards $774 million encryption device contract (Defense News)

The U.S. Army is modernizing its tactical network and chose two companies for an encryption tool to protect that network. (Justin Eimers/U.S. Army)

Andrew Eversden

The U.S. Army chose Sierra Nevada Corp. and General Dynamics Mission Systems to build its next-generation encryption device that will secure the joint force’s future tactical network, the service announced Wednesday.

The two companies will participate in the development, production and sustainment of the Next Generation Load Device-Medium, a cryptography tool to secure the service’s network from adversaries’ cyber and electronic warfare threats. The contract, worth up to $774.2 million over 10 years, was awarded by Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical.

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