ITT Exelis announced Tuesday it won a Air Force Cryptologic Systems Division contract to produce prototype self-encrypting devices.
Exelis did not report financial details regarding the award.
The McLean, Va.-based firm said the drivers will be used to protect data stored in mobile applications, including laptops and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Chris Bernhardt, Exelis executive vice president and president of the Electronic Systems division said the devices are based off of the company’s Scorpion Data-at Rest program which uses high grade cryptography.
Work will be performed at Exelis’ Temple, Ariz. and Fort Wayne, ind. Facilities Exelis said it expects to release a prototype by December.
The global aerospace, defense and information solutions company also recently won a contract valued at $20 million to to extend work for the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program’s technology maturation phase.