TACLANE-FLEX (KG-175F) Encryptor

The Next Generation of Network Encryption

It's Time to Transition to TACLANE®-FLEX, the Smallest, Lightest, Most Efficient 2 Gb/s Aggregate HAIPE

The TACLANE-FLEX is NSA Certified and ACC Compliant to protect information classified Top Secret/SCI and below. ACC Certified software includes support for Modern Agile Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) for disadvantaged networks and applications like SATCOM HAIPE.

The TACLANE-FLEX customizable encryption platform provides the flexibility needed to support today’s advanced cyber security missions – including insider focused threats and external cyber-attacks. With the same form and fit of the widely deployed TACLANE-Micro, the TACLANE-FLEX is the next generation crypto modernization product in a trusted encryption portfolio. Designed for efficient performance and SWAP-C, the TACLANE-FLEX is scalable to support 200 Mb/s to 2 Gb/s aggregate throughput and is enhanced with advanced features that support additional networking and security capability. 

Power Management Feature provides users greater control over the device's power consumption, resulting in increased power efficiency, and decreased operating and touch temperatures and related lifecycle costs.


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TACLANE Mission Focused Solutions for Manned and Unmanned Operations

TACLANE custom power solution extends High Assurance encryption to tactical platforms!

Utilizing NSA certified TACLANE-FLEX (KG-175F) encryption and TACLANE advanced software features to bring High Assurance HAIPE encryption to high-risk platform applications. 




TACLANE-FLEX is the next generation product in a TRUSTED encryption portfolio. Designed for EFFICIENT performance and SWAP-C, the FLEX is SCALABLE to support tomorrow’s mission requirements and ENHANCED with advanced security and user features.

  • Scalable, Multi-Speed Encryption Platform Supports 200 Mb/s to 2 Gb/s Aggregate Throughput
  • Smallest, Full Featured HAIPE® Encryptor
  • Optional Trusted Sensor and Agile VLAN/Layer 2 passthrough and Agile Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) Capability
  • NSA Certified for Top Secret / SCI and below

  • MIL-STD ruggedized for the harshest tactical environments, and scalable to support strategic environments
  • Simultaneous HAIPE v4.2.5 and IPMEIR 1.0 compliant
  • Simultaneous Suite A/B without user intervention
  • Safe keying features including Classified/Unclassified Device Generated Shared Key (DGSK) and Exclusion Keys (EKs)
  • ACC and KMI OTNK compliant
  • Supported by GEM® One Remote Encryptor Manager
  • Supports Exclusion Keys
  • NEW Power Management Feature (R4.2v3)
  • NEW! TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf Kit - specifically designed, tested, and validated for use with TACLANE-FLEX


Optional Feature Enhancements:

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.

Agile Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP): Increases network availability and performance over disadvantaged networks. This function isolates the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) problems (underutilized link, reduced transmission rate and TCP fairness) from the rest of the network to accelerate network performance over geostationary satellite links, which provides fast network access for mobile users. 

TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software: Adds cyber sensing capability to the in-line network encryptor via Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). This capability enables packet header and content filtering for malicious data and issues high assurance encrypted alerts to further protect from attacks. Unlike any other IDS/IPS system, the TACLANE Trusted Sensor software is able to support both open source, user unique or government classified rule sets. This in-depth inspection aids network administrators in understanding the overall health of the system and provides the ability to fine tune network filtering to reduce response time and increase defense in depth.


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Size 1.6” H x 5.5” W x 10.85” D
19” Rack mountable, 3 Across, 1U
Weight: <5 lbs based upon configuration
Power Power Management Feature enables Standard Low Power and Enhanced Power Modes
32 Watts (Typical)
Battery: External user replaceable battery, one “1/2 AA” lithium cell
A full size lithium or alkaline “AA” battery is supported with a battery cap extender
Standard and MIL-STD 461F compliant power supply
Performance Supports both 200 Mb/s and 2 Gb/s aggregate throughput via user pluggable interfaces
Environment MIL-STD-810G
Operating Temp: - 40°C to +52°C
Storage Temp: - 40°C to +85°C
Humidity: 95% RH, Non-condensing
Operational: 1,500 ft below sea level to 50,000 ft above sea level
Storage/transit: 1,500 ft below sea level to 70,000 ft above sea level
Shock/Vibration: 20g shock, 11ms Transportation Vibration, General Vibration, Category 4
Sand: 40 mph winds
Dust: 20 mph winds
Rain: Drip, Flow Rate 280 liters/meter2/hour
EMI / TEMPEST: In accordance with NSTISSAM
TEMPEST/1-92 Level 1
Standards Compliance HAIPE v4.1
Crypto Modernization compliant
Foreign Interoperability Algorithm Agile – Simultaneous Suite A/B/AES
EFF/IPMEIR without manual intervention P3, S2, Q2
Warranty 5 year hardware and software warranty
Certifications TACLANE-FLEX is NSA certified to protect information classified Top Secret/SCI and below

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Trade-In Program

A trade-in program will be offered for the TACLANE-FLEX, allowing users of the current HAIPE INEs to take advantage of the new customizable encryption platform's scalable speed and cybersecurity features. For more information on the TACLANE Trade-in or Trade-up program, please contact the INFOSEC team at infosec@gd-ms.com.

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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TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software Training

The TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software Training course is a one-day course offered at our Annapolis Junction, MD and Scottsdale, AZ facilities. This hands-on course provides in-depth knowledge and training needed to activate, configure and maintain the TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software to identify and mitigate network intrusions. Topics covered include cybersecurity principles, rule generation, alert configuration, and modes of operation. Students who pass the short written and practical exam at the end of the course will receive a certificate.

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To see our TACLANE-FLEX pricing list, please contact us.

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.





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 Medium Quick Disconnect

TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf – Medium Quick Disconnect Accessory
Optional tray enables quick, easy mounting of (1) TACLANE-FLEX (KG-175F) encryptor per tray. Two Medium 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-FLEX (KG-175F)


P/N: FX-101A
 Fiber Optic Cable (Single Mode) (TACLANE-FLEX only) - TACLANE APL Fiber Optic Cable (Single Mode) (TACLANE-FLEX only)
 Fiber Optic Cable (Multi Mode) (TACLANE-FLEX only)- TACLANE APL Fiber Optic Cable (Multi Mode) (TACLANE-FLEX only)
 RJ45 10/100/1000 BaseT Cable - TACLANE APL RJ45 10/100/1000 BaseT Cable
P/N: FX-105A
 Standard Power Adapter (for TACLANE-FLEX only) -TACLANE APL Standard Power Adapter (for TACLANE-FLEX only)
 461F EMI Compliant Power Adapter (for TACLANE-FLEX only) - TACLANE APL

461F EMI Compliant Power Adapter (for TACLANE-FLEX only)

Battery AA Cap Extender for TACLANEFLEX - TACLANE APL  Battery (“AA”) Cap Extender (for TACLANE-FLEX)
100 Base-FX Multi Mode Pluggable Optic - TACLANE APL  100 Base-FX Multi Mode Pluggable Optic (for TACLANE-FLEX only)
P/N: FX-100MM
 1000 Base-LX Single Mode Pluggable Optic - TACLANE APL 1000 Base-LX Single Mode Pluggable Optic (for TACLANE-FLEX only)
 1000 Base-SX Multi Mode Pluggable Optic - TACLANE APL 1000 Base-SX Multi Mode Pluggable Optic (for TACLANE-FLEX only)
  1000 Base-ZX Long Haul Single Mode Pluggable Optic (for TACLANE-FLEX only)


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.

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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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