General Dynamics Mission Systems and Klas Telecom Government Collaborate to Provide Secure, Modular Deployable Communications to the Tactical Edge
The integration of the NSA certified TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) encryptor with
Klas Telecom’s Pioneer Express (GRRIP, AN/PSC-15) is a small and lightweight flyaway communications system that allows access to secure and non-secure networks for first-in communicators. Weighing just twenty-eight pounds and with all necessary operational components and accessories fitted neatly into a single, ruggedized case measuring 16.54” x 13.03” x 6.84”, the Pioneer Express, or Global Rapid Response Information Package (GRRIP), is the only choice for the “grab and go” mission requirement. The system accepts a wide range of AC and DC inputs and the internal battery provides up to three hours of operation. It has a quick set up time of four minutes, and has everything required to deploy a mobile office in the field including a laptop, red-side router, black-side router, phone handset, power cables and satellite terminal for remote operation at broadband speeds.
The Pioneer Express is offered in several configurations supporting either the L3 TALON 1 or 2, the Harris SecNet-54/KIV-54, or KG-250XS, KG-175N encryption devices, and a Inmarsat BGAN satellite terminal.
Over 2,000 GRRIP systems have been fielded by U.S. DoD organizations.
See the Klas Pioneer Express (GRRIP, AN/PSC-15) brochure
Inmarsat satellite phone: The Broadband Global Area Network or BGAN for short provides global access to IP broadband at speeds between 400 and 492kbps.
With global coverage, excluding the poles, the BGAN can be deployed anywhere at short notice. Its small laptop size and weight has made it the ideal companion to the GRRIP unit. The manpack unit fits securely inside the lid of each system. When the system is connected to external power, the Klas Pioneer Express (GRRIP, AN/PSC-15) provides power directly to the BGAN via a single integrated power and data cable.
The Pioneer Express is available with the option of L3 TALON 1 or 2, the Harris SecNet-54/KIV-54, or ViaSat KG-250XS, KG-175N encryption devices.