TACLANE Encryptor Training

Because of COVID-19, we have implemented new policies that include social distancing, questionnaires about recent travel, use of face masks, and movement restrictions on areas within our buildings.

The TACLANE 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-Nano (KG-175N)TACLANE-FLEX (KG-175F)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 on the IP version 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. 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for network engineers, operators, security and system administrators who will be installing, configuring and operating TACLANE encryptors. Students should be familiar with basic IP networking concepts. Familiarity with KEYMAT/ANCYZ-10 is desired, but not required.

The TACLANE Operator Training course has been pre-approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). See “Credits” tab for more information.

The course includes the following:

  • System overview
  • Getting to know TACLANE and its operating environment
  • Initialization
  • TACLANE configuration data
  • Display of TACLANE data
  • Key management
  • Securing calls
  • Security administration
  • TACLANE management functions
  • Maintenance and installation
  • Error scenarios and fault conditions
  • Managing multiple TACLANE encryptors in an IP network environment using GEM One

Course Schedule and Times

Courses are held at our General Dynamics Mission Systems training facilities in Annapolis Junction, MD and Scottsdale, AZ. Classes start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day. You should allow at least 15 minutes before class for registration at the front desk. Bring a photo I.D. for security verification.

Off-site Training

Training at the customer's site is also available on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Training Coordinator or by telephone (877) 230-0236 for additional information.

Unless otherwise noted, all courses will be conducted in Annapolis Junction, MD.


2021 Training Dates Cancellation Date
October 5 - 8, 2021                       
September 24
October 19 - 22, 2021 (Scottsdale, AZ) - FULL 
October 8
November 2 - 5, 2021 
October 22
November 2- November 5, 2021 (Scottsdale, AZ) 
October 22
November 16 - 19, 2021 (Scottsdale, AZ)
November 5
December 7 - 10, 2021
November 26
December 14 - 17, 2021 (Scottsdale, AZ)

November 27

January 11 - 14, 2022 (Annapolis Junction, MD)

December 31

January 18 - 21, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)

January 7

February 1 - 4, 2022 (Annapolis Junction, MD)

January 21

February 15 - 18, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ) February 4
March 8 - 11, 2022 (Annapolis Junction, MD)

February 25

March 22 - 25, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)

March 11

April 5 - 8, 2022 (Annapolis Junction, MD)

March 25

April 19 - 22, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)

April 8

May 3 - 6, 2022 (Annapolis Junction, MD)

April 22

May 17 - 20, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)

May 6

June 7 - 10, 2022 (Annapolis Junction, MD)

May 27

June 21 - 24, 2022 (Scottsdale, AZ)

June 10

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The TACLANE® (KG-175) Operator Training Course has been pre-approved by CompTIA for the following credits: 


Each hour of class equates to one CEU credit provided you submit your certificate of completion.

Requirements and Cost


Course attendance requires a U.S. Government Secret Clearance, COMSEC briefed.


The tuition for the course is $2,450. This includes four full days of classroom and hands-on training and course material. The maximum class size depends on class location. Classes are filled as applications are approved.

Refund Policy

If the class you selected is filled when we receive your application, we will notify you to schedule an alternate class. If your class is canceled after your registration is accepted, we will notify you promptly. Your registration fee will be refunded or you may attend an alternate class.

We understand circumstances may arise that require you to cancel. In order to receive a tuition refund, cancellation must be made 10 business days prior to the class start date. If you miss the cancellation deadline due to unusual or exceptional circumstances, please contact the training coordinator immediately to make alternate arrangements.

Dress Code

Business casual dress is required. Military personnel may dress in uniform. Shorts, sweat suits, baseball hats or T-shirts are not permitted.

How To Register

Complete our online registration form.
- OR -
Download a PDF version of the form and fax the completed form to
FAX: 410-799-7387
Attn: Training Coordinator

If you have questions, please contact the Training Coordinator:

Tel: 1-877-230-0236 (Option 3)

E-mail: infosectraining@gd-ms.com