KW-46

PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N



Description | Characteristics | Life Cycle Support | Life Cycle Documentation |
Repair | POC | Acquisition Authority | Contract Information | Unit Price

DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The KW-46 is a simplex system designed to provide communications security (COMSEC) for the Fleet Broadcast System. The KW-46 consists of the TSEC/KWT-46 transmitter and KWR-46 receiver. The KWR-46 is a low-level device that performs on-line decryption of digital message, record, and data traffic received over the fleet broadcast system at data rates from 50 bps to 9.6 kbps in asynchronous, stepped, or synchronous modes. The KWR-46 uses a continuous synchronization pattern situated directly in the transmitted traffic. The KW-46 will process up to and including TOP SECRET information. The KWR-46 is used for over-the-air transfer (OTAT) of crytographic material to support KG-84A/C use. The KWR-46 also supports North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Broadcast, the Navy Standard Teleprinter (NST), low frequency (LF)/high frequency (HF) R-2368 receiver equipment, and the High Speed Fleet Broadcast (HSFB). The KWR-46 is used on ships; the KWT-46 is located ashore.

Unkeyed KWR-46 equipment is classified CONFIDENTIAL. Keyed KWR-46 equipment assumes the classification level equal to that of the keying material used. Electronic key fill of the KWR-46 will only be accomplished through the utilization of the General-Purpose Tape Reader KOI-18/TSEC and AN/CYZ-10, DTD.


CHARACTERISTICS


Physical Characteristics
Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb) Data Rate (Kbps)
KWR-46 7.60 4.90 16.80 22.90 50 bps - 9.6 kbps
KWT-46 7.75 4.78 16.80 22.90 50 bps - 9.6 kbps

LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT



LIFE CYCLE DOCUMENTATION



REPAIR



Crypto Repair Facility (CRF)

East Coast:  Contact CRF - Norfolk Naval Shipyard
         Commercial (757) 396-5395/6
         DSN 961-5395/6

West Coast: Contact CRF - Naval Station San Diego
         Commercial (619) 556-6175/8, 1886
         DSN 526-6175/8, 1886

POINTS OF CONTACT


SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston ISEA: Code 752RL
Commercial Telephone (843) 218-4382
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 588-4382

Navy Information Systems Security (INFOSEC)
Technical Assistance Center 1 (800) 304-4636

SPAWARSYSCOM Cryptographic Data Systems Manager: PMW 161-3C
Commercial Telephone (619) 524-7886
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 524-7886

ACQUISITION CATEGORY/AUTHORITY


Unknown

CONTRACT INFORMATION


Acquisition Agent: SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston Code 752
Manufacturer: No longer manufactured

UNIT PRICE


No longer produced


Administration provided by the
SPAWAR Systems Center
in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
itac@infosec.navy.mil