The KUTA family includes the KG-66/66A and KGR-66 devices and NOBLEMAN refers to the KGV-68. These devices, along with the KGR-68 and KGV-68B, are used to secure weapon systems, aircraft telemetry, and data link encryption applications at test ranges. Additionally, with prior National Security Agency (NSA) approval, KUTA/NOBLEMAN units can be used for remotely staffed and unstaffed, high-risk, data link encryption applications on a case-by-case basis.
KG-66/66A is a half-duplex, serial, synchronous, binary, digital key generator used to encrypt telemetry or digital data in air-to-ground communications links. The KG-66A is an upgraded, fully interoperable version of the KG-66. The KUTA/NOBLEMAN family is interoperable with the KG-67, KG-135, and SO-66 (Mode B only), and accepts key via the AN/CYZ-10, KOI-18, KYK-13, or KYX-15A. It is certified to encrypt/decrypt up to SECRET; however, two devices can be used in an upgrade configuration to achieve a higher level of classification. KUTA/NOBLEMAN units are UNCLASSIFIED controlled cryptographic item (CCI) when unkeyed. When keyed, their classification equals that of the key installed.
Height (in) - 1.5
Width (in) - 3.0
Depth (in) - 3.75
Weight (oz) - 12.46
Data Rate: 10 Kbps to 10 Mbps
Operating Voltage: 105 to 132 Vac
Operating Frequency: 55 to 440 Hz
Wattage: 20 W (maximum)
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
MTBF: 27,000 hours at 50°C
Unit Price : No Longer Produced (sufficient inventory)
Source: US Navy COMSEC web page. https://infosec.navy.mil/TEST/PRODUCTS/CRYPTO
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Jan 13/ 01