TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) Encryptor

Smallest, Lightest Certified HAIPE® For Secure Tactical Communications

Extremely compact and mobile, the new TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) provides end-to-end Type 1 encryption in the smallest, lightest and lowest power configuration of any HAIPE device available today. The TACLANE-Nano is designed with the latest in crypto modernization technology to provide high assurance protection of voice, video and data classified TS/SCI and below at 200 Mb/s aggregate throughput and is MIL-STD-810G ruggedized to withstand the rigors of any tactical mobile environment.

New independent government test lab results show TACLANE-Nano approaches 200 Mb/s aggregate throughput providing the high bandwidth needed in the smallest form factor and is a modern replacement for legacy fast Ethernet encryptors.

The TACLANE-Nano Inline Network Encryptor (INE) is NSA CERTIFIED and can be purchased today via multiple procurement vehicles and channels. Click here to request our white paper on the advantages of high assurance Type 1 solutions.

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Ideal Applications

Remote/Mobile Office and Telework

Executive Communication and Flyaway Kits

Dismounted and Soldier Worn

Unmanned Operations

Crypto Module for Integration into Rapidly Deployable Networking Systems

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TACLANE-Nano Adapter Module 360 View

New TACLANE®-Nano (KG-175N) Adapter Module (for KG-175D) eliminates need for logistical changes and rewiring to existing mounting, shelving or enclosure configurations providing a cost-effective TACLANE-Micro (KG-175D) replacement option. 

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TACLANE-C175N CHVP – NSA Certified

The new TACLANE-C175N CHVP Encryptor is bridging the need for high assurance Type 1 certified security and interoperability with less stringent, non-CCI handling.


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Advantages of a CHVP solution 

Securing Your Mobile Mission

The TACLANE-Nano Inline Network Encryptor (INE) supports the bandwidth needed for voice, video and data applications (such as real time video and data analytics) in mobile environments including:

Our Secure Deployable Communication Kit Partners

To bring operators a complete, turn-key solution for classified communications on-the-move, General Dynamics has partnered with several leading man portable deployable communication systems, baseband and SATCOM providers.

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TACLANE and GEM are trademarks of General Dynamics. HAIPE is a registered trademark of the National Security Agency. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners.


  • NSA certified to protect information classified TS/SCI and Below

  • Simultaneous HAIPE v4.2.5 and IPMEIR 1.0 compliant

  • Simultaneous Suite A/B without user intervention

  • Supports asymmetric traffic flows of 200 Mb/s aggregate throughput

  • Small size (1.2”H x 3.5”W x 2.25”D)

  • Low power (5 Watts typical)

  • Hot swappable/redundant power from USB or Power over Ethernet (POE)

  • Embedded Agile TCP Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) for disadvantaged networks

  • Render Useless Zeroize (RUZ) feature and Heartbeat Signal for unattended operations

  • Supports Agile VLAN feature for Layer 2/Layer 3 agility and advanced networking

  • Safe keying features including Classified/Unclassified Device Generated Shared Key (DGSK) and Exclusion Keys (EKs)

  • ACC and KMI OTNK compliant

  • IPv4/6 Dual Stack

  • MIL-STD-810G ruggedized / MIL-STD-461F EMI compliant

  • Supported by GEM One Remote Encryptor Manager

  • NEW! TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf Kit - specifically designed, tested, and validated for use with TACLANE-Nano

Agile Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) Software 

Improve Performance over Disadvantaged Networks

To increase network availability and accelerate performance in disadvantaged networks, the TACLANE-Nano includes the Agile Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) software feature. The TACLANE Agile PEP function works by hosting a specialized version of TCP resulting in better performance than an end-to-end standard TCP. Integrating this technology eliminates the need for external PEP devices. When the Agile PEP function is enabled, it uniquely provides simultaneous support for concurrent TACLANE Agile PEP, Standard TCP connections and all HAIPE traffic types on a per packet basis. To learn more about the Agile PEP software feature, request our whitepaper.

Render Useless Zeroize (RUZ)

Unattended Operations Security

The Render Useless Zeroize (RUZ) feature provides a fast, simple way to make the TACLANE inoperable and inaccessible by eliminating Critical Security Parameters like cryptographic keys and algorithms. Once the device is rendered useless, adversaries cannot access information, reconfigure or operate the device. This is ideal for unattended operations and other high risk, hostile environments that are susceptible to overrun or unplanned leave behind. To learn more about the TACLANE RUZ feature, request our whitepaper.

Agile Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)

Agile Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) adds Layer 2 VLAN tagged/ Non-IP Ethernet capability to the TACLANE encryptor enabling simultaneous HAIPE and Layer 2 traffic on a per packet basis without any infrastructure changes. TACLANE encryptors enabled with VLAN still interoperate with standard HAIPE encryptors. Other benefits include: equipment and cost savings, increased bandwidth efficiency, failover and redundancy.

TACLANE and GEM are trademarks of General Dynamics. HAIPE is a registered trademark of the National Security Agency. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners.

Technical Specifications 

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Size 1.2”H x 3.5”W x 2.25”D
19” Rack mountable, 4 Across, 1U
Weight: <8 Oz
5 Watts (Typical)
Battery: Coin-Cell Battery (CR2450N or CR2450HR)
MIL-STD 461F compliant USB power supply
Performance Supports asymmetric traffic flows of 200 Mb/s aggregate throughput
229,000 Hrs Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
MIL-STD-810G compliant
Operating Temp: -40° to +60°C
Storage Temp: -40°C to +85°C
Humidity: 95% RH, Non-condensing
Operational Altitude: 1,500 ft below sea level to 50,000 ft above sea level
Storage/transit Altitude: 1,500 ft below sea level to 70,000 ft above sea level
Shock/Vibration: 40g shock, 11ms Transportation Vibration, General Vibration, Category 4
Sand: 40 mph winds
Dust: 20 mph winds
Rain: Drip, Flow Rate 280 liters/meter2/hour
Drop Test: 48” High Drop
EMI / TEMPEST: In accordance with NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92 Level 1
Standards Compliance

HAIPE v4.2.5
Crypto Modernization compliant
Advanced Cryptographic Capability (ACC)
KMI Over The Network Keying (OTNK)

Foreign Interoperability  Algorithm Agile – Simultaneous Suite A/B/AES
EFF/IPMEIR without manual intervention
P3, S2, Q2
Power Options
Supports three hot-swappable power options including front/rear panel USB-C connectors and Ciphertext RJ45 Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
3 year hardware and software warranty
Supports KMI OTNK, ACC, Exclusion Key, HAIPE to HAIPE Keying, APPK/PPK, FIREFLY, Enhanced
FIREFLY, Internet Key Exchange (IKE) v1/v2, Classified/Unclassified Device Generated Shared Key (DGSK)
Networking Features & Protocols

Protocols Supported: TCP, UDP, IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack, ICMP, IGMP, ARP, DHCP, MLD, TFTP, HTTPS, HTTP, RIP, RIPv2, RIPng, NDP, IKE, IKEv2, HAIPE, IPMEIR, OTNK, CMS, XML, non IP with VLAN, TCP PEP

Networking Features: Dynamic IP addressing, dynamic key management (key distribution through H-to-H key transfer  and KMI enabled, red address confidentiality and selectable dynamic discovery via Generic Discovery/Secure Dynamic  Discovery or IMPEPD, dynamic routing updates through RIP and discovery protocols, support for route of last resort, support for VLAN and layer 2 traffic

Management: Full SNMPv3 management and HTTP browser based management, GEM One Manager

Multicast: IGMP and MLD on Red and Black networks

Quality of Service: Type of Service Octet bypass, PCP to TOS mapping for VLAN traffic, ECN congestion control bypass

Fragmentation: Support for fragmentation and reassembly on Black network traffic and fragmentation of Red IP traffic

Network Interfaces

Plaintext Data Interface: Electrical / Mechanical - IEEE 802.3/Ethernet2; copper RJ-45 10/100 Base-T

Ciphertext Data Interface: Electrical/Mechanical - IEEE 802.3/Ethernet2; copper RJ-45 10/100 Base-T

Console Management Interface: Electrical/Mechanical - USB 2.0; USB-C connector

Standard DS-101 key fill port; Micro USB connector

Remote zeroize input; Micro USB connector

Primary power 5VDC; USB Type-C connector

24/7 Customer Support

You are never alone when you partner with General Dynamics to secure your critical information. With the largest deployed base of NSA-certified encryptors worldwide, General Dynamics is committed to support our customers worldwide with a 24/7 technical Help Desk.

Help Desk — Contact our technical Help Desk 24 hours a day / 7 days a week:

Our Infosec support page is designed to make it easy for customers to access the information they need. Please visit www.gdmissionsystems.com/infosecsupport for the following support features: 

  • Product Update Notifications — Sign up to receive newsletters and product update information via E-mail
  • Warranty Status — Enter the serial number of your encryption device to find out the date your warranty or maintenance expires
  • Depot Status— Track your encryptor through the depot
  • Order Status— Track the status of your orders
  • Software Requests — TACLANE encryptors are Field Software Upgradeable locally, via GEM One or the TACLANE Configuration Tool (TCT). To request software upgrades for TACLANE, GEM One software or Computer Based Tutorials (CBTs), use this link.

TACLANE Encryptor Training

The TACLANE Encryptor Operator Training course is a four-day course offered in both our Scottsdale, AZ and Annapolis Junction, MD facilities. The course combines classroom presentations and hands-on-exercises designed to teach you how to install, configure and maintain the TACLANE-FLEX (KG-175F), TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N), TACLANE-Micro (KG-175D), TACLANE-1G (KG-175G) and TACLANE-10G (KG-175X) encryptors in a practical operational environment. The course also includes a complete module of training of our GEM® One encryptor manager software. Students who pass the short written and practical exam at the end of the course will receive a certificate.

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It is important for users to ensure their TACLANE-based security solutions are integrated and used with approved ancillary equipment to comply with mission requirements. By using ancillary equipment that has been tested and validated by General Dynamics for use with TACLANE devices reduces risks associated with interoperability, redundancy, environmental factors and even warranty coverage. Please refer to the TACLANE Approved Products List (APL) for a complete list of tested and approved ancillary items available for purchase and supported by General Dynamics. If you have a requirement for an item that is not listed, please contact us.





Accessories and ancillary options include:


TACLANE Approved Products

TACLANE Universal Rack Shelf Kit 

TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf Kit 
Standard 19” rack mount shelf includes adjustable ears for full extension of up to 24”-30”D and includes hardware to securely hard-mount a combination of TACLANE products including power supplies.


 TACLANE Universal Rack Small Quick Disconnect

TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf – Large Quick Disconnect Accessory
Optional tray enables quick, easy mounting of up to (2) TACLANE-C175N/ TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) encryptors per tray. Two Small Disconnect Accessory trays can be accommodated on the TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf.


 TACLANE Universal Rack Power Supply Quick Disconnect

TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf – Power Supply Quick Disconnect Accessory
Optional tray enables quick, easy mounting of (1) power supply supporting TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N)


TACLANE-Nano Accessories - adaptersTACLANE-Nano Accessories - Standard power adapters and locking cables Standard Power Adapters and Locking USB Power Cable
P/N: NN-101A
TACLANE-Nano Accessories - Locking Console Cables Locking Console Cables
TACLANE-Nano Accessories - Locking Fill Cables Locking Fill Cable
TACLANE-Nano USB Power Cable  Locking USB Power Cable (3 Foot)
TACLANE-Nano Accessories - RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Cables RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Cable (10 foot)
P/N: NN-105A-L
RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Cable (6 foot)
P/N: NN-105B-L
TACLANE-Nano Accessories - Soft Sided Carrying Case Soft Sided Carrying Case
TACLANE-Nano Travel Kit - Open Case View

TACLANE-Nano Travel Kit


The Travel Kit provides users with a compact case to easily transport or store one TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) and supporting equipment. The soft-sided carrying case is constructed of two thermoformed shells with a zippered closer, a mesh pocket and custom inserts. The Travel Kit includes all the cabling necessary to operate a single TACLANE-Nano device: (1) Locking Fill Cable, (1) Locking Console Cable and (2) 10’ RJ45 10/100 Base T Ethernet Cables. The TACLANE-Nano device is sold separately. Case dimensions:  3.7” H x 10.8” W x 8.5”D

TACLANE-Nano Accessories - Ruggedized Carrying Case Ruggedized Carrying Case
 TACLANE-Nano Ruggedized Kit - Open Case View

TACLANE-Nano Ruggedized Kit


The Rugged Kit is designed to protect the TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) and supporting equipment during transport in a watertight, crushproof, dustproof enclosure. The IP-67 rated Ruggedized Carrying Case is made of ultra high impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable protecting against impact, vibration and shock. The custom foam trays are designed to hold (3) TACLANE-Nano devices, (3) power adapters and cabling. The Rugged Kit includes: (1) Locking Fill Cable, (1) Locking Console Cable and (2) 10’ RJ45 10/100 Base T Ethernet Cables. The TACLANE-Nano device is sold separately. Case dimensions:  6.0” H x 13.4” W x 11.6”D

TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) Adapter Module (for KG-175D)

TACLANE-Nano Adapter Module (for KG-175D)
P/N: NN-AM175D


The TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) Adapter Module (for KG-175D) is a ruggedized enclosure that can be used with the TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) encryptor to provide an exact form/fit replacement for the KG-175D. It also provides the exact same power and network interfaces, eliminating the need for any rewiring or changes to existing mounting, shelving or enclosure configuration providing the most cost effective alternative for KG-175D replacement considering both equipment and logistical costs.


Items can be purchased on IDIQ or directly from General Dynamics Mission Systems. For more information please contact our INFOSEC team at (781) 410-9400, (888) 897-3148 or by filling out our form.

Which TACLANE Is Right For Your Mission?

Certified to protect information classified Top Secret/SCI and below, the TACLANE portfolio extends from ruggedized, small form factor Inline Network Encryptors (INE) to high performance encryption platforms (200 Mb/s to 20 Gb/s aggregate throughput). Compare our TACLANE network encryptors and see which one is best for your mission.

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Securing the Mission - TACLANE-Nano, TACLANE-C175N


Extremely compact and mobile, the TACLANE-Nano (KG-175N) and TACLANE-C175N CHVP encryptors provide end-to-end Type 1 encryption in the smallest, lightest and lowest power configuration of any HAIPE device available today. these encryption solutions safeguard your mission in any tactical mobile environment.


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