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Harris Corporation to Supply Rugged Encryption Devices

May 20, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, is being awarded close to $60 million to produce the Tactical Key Loader (TKL) KIK-11, which is a ruggedized key management device that supports the receipt, storage and issue/fill of electronic keys to Defense Department and other government agency end cryptographic units or tactical radios. The government plans to procure 50 KIK-11 units for testing, and upon successful completion of first article testing by the government, the contractor will produce a maximum of 17,500 KIK-11 units over a five-year period. The Space and Naval Warfare System Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded this contract on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office.