SECURITY AT SEA
Networked secure transponders for operational security
The R6 Secure represents a new generation of AIS system that builds on the legacy of the Saab R5 Secure AIS. The R6 Secure AIS offers full interoperability with the R5 and R4 Secure AIS systems, providing selected customer groups within special-operations such as Navy, Coast Guard and Police with the option to perform encrypted AIS communication outside the public AIS network.
Seamless simultaneous reception of both encrypted and open AIS information
The AIS broadcasting standard is excellent for open information exchange between commercial ships at sea and between ship-and-shore stations. The Saab Secure solution is designed to address the needs of qualified users like Navy, Coast Guard, and Police who require non-public information exchange between their own units while still being able to receive open AIS information. Saab has been the leading provider of encrypted AIS since 2005, and the Saab Secure functionality can be offered as a complete seamless solution from vessels, aircraft, base stations, and control centers.
Saab Secure Link
The Saab Secure Link ensures seamless simultaneous reception of both encrypted and open AIS information by using a third channel, selected by the user, to ensure minimum interference with public AIS communication. Saab Secure data link can be used in parallel with AIS1 and AIS2, giving the Saab Secure AIS users the complete AIS picture at all times.
Several groups of Saab Secure users may operate on the same dedicated channel without interference by separation into up to eight different sub-groups using different organization identities. This tailored data access scheme together with operation on the dedicated channel means unrivaled performance when compared to other encrypted AIS solutions.
Saab Secure Keys
Saab offers an advanced key generating tool to ensure high-quality encryption keys are used. The tool is suitable for centralized issuing of fleet encryption keys, and keys can be an input manually from printout, sent over an existing encrypted link, or conveniently imported from file using the integrated R6 CDU SD-reader. The customer will be in full control of the issuing and handling of the crypto keys. Up to 128 encryption keys can be stored and automatically activated, and the keys will have a start time and a configurable time of validity. When activated, each key may also set the frequency of VHF channel for encryption, position report rate, and organization ID. User-defined keys may also be used as a static configuration for interoperability.
R6 Secure Crypto Solution
The R6 Secure products are supplied with built-in crypto functions. No external encryption software is required, although supported if needed. In addition to Saab Secure, the R6 Secure systems offer STANAG 4668 Ed.2 Annex C and Annex D type of encryption. While limited in functionality, the STANAG modes may offer interoperability with other systems when needed, as well as an encrypted AIS solution where a third channel is not available for Saab Secure communication.
Saab R6 SUPREME Secure Platforms provide a comprehensive solution that ensures the safety and security of qualified users while providing a complete AIS picture at all times. With Saab's extensive experience in encrypted AIS solutions, customers can trust the quality and performance of the Saab R6 Secure AIS system.