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General Dynamics Delivers Secure Mobile Environment-Personal Electronic Device (SME PED) Engineering Models to U.S. Government Agency

General Dynamics C4 Systems' Sectera® Edge(TM) SME PED enables secure wireless voice communications; access to the SIPRNet and NIPRNet, secure web-browsing and email.

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently delivered 60 Sectrra Edge engineering models to the U.S. Government for evaluation under the NSA's Secure Mobile Environment Personal Electronic Device (SME PED) contract. The secure mobile telephone and personal digital assistant brings security to the tactical edge, enabling classified and unclassified voice conversations and data communications in a ruggedized handheld device. Capabilities include e-mail, web access, and file viewing via commercial wireless networks as well secure wireless access to the U.S. Government Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Unclassified but Sensitive Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet). The Sectrra Edge is the critical next-step to providing a robust and secure link to next generation battlefield communication networks with scalability to support homeland security and coalition government requirements. Planned availability for the Sectrra Edge is summer 2007.

o Cellular flexibility GSM or CDMA
1 Interoperability
o Secure Communications Interoperable Protocol (SCIP) for secure voice communications

1 High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE(TM)-IS) for secure data communications

2 U.S. Type 1 and Homeland Security (Suite B)
3 NATO, Coalition

o Microsoft® Windows® software with full multimedia capability
o Ruggedized; color display; small-form factor

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