Navy chooses encrypted data storage from Physical Optics for the trusted computing needs of combat jets

High-capacity avionics data loader and recorder uploads mission and map data, and records maintenance data for post flight information exchange, writes John Keller for Military & Aerospace Electronics.

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PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy air warfare experts needed encrypted data storage and transfer units for carrier-based F/A-18E/F fighter-bombers and EA-18G electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif. Officials of Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $27.2 million order to Physical Optics last week to build 160 data transfer units and 160 ground data transfer units in support of the Navy's F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G program, writes John Keller for Military & Aerospace ElectronicsContinue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

September 5, 2019-The Physical Optics Ground Data Transfer Unit G-DTU is a ground-based docking station that interfaces to the military's Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) and Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) ground station via a standard USB cable and uploads and downloads and download data onto and off of aircraft. Data to and from the JMPS/AMPS is encrypted and decrypted by the G-DTU and then is written to or read from the data transfer device (DTD).

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