Northrop Grumman launches SCS-400 secure communications system

Northrop Grumman SCS-400Northrop Grumman Corp. launched on Nov. 12 its newest secure communications system (SCS) product at the Military Communications and Information Systems (MiLCIS) Conference in Canberra, Australia.

The SCS-400, the latest member of the company’s SCS family of products, revolutionizes mobile communications, said the company. Development of the system began when Northrop Grumman was contracted to deliver the SCS-400 as part of the Australian Army’s Secure Communications Mobile Platforms — Land (SCMP-L) program. The SCS-400’s small size and lightweight construction make it highly mobile, allowing for rapid establishment of secure communications to first responders.

Designed to support more than 150 deployed personnel with a self-healing, self-forming Internet Protocol (IP) meshed network, the SCS-400 utilizes any available IP bearer to connect devices securely. It has also been ruggedized for hostile environments, allowing it to be deployed in a broad range of scenarios.

“Northrop Grumman is proud to be launching the SCS-400 today,” said Ian Irving, chief executive for Northrop Grumman Australia. “This latest product, developed in Australia by Northrop Grumman’s M5, unit, is a game changer for secure communications. We are pleased to deliver this indigenous capability to the Australian Army.”

Unlike previous generation remote communications systems, the SCS-400 provides deployed personnel with secure connections to headquarters utilizing commercially available connections, such as 3G/4G, satellite, BGan, Ethernet or WiFi.

In addition to providing voice communications, an easy-to-use touchscreen interface allows users to operate secure email and other systems quickly and easily.