Ozmens’ SNC Secures New U.S. Army Contract to Continue Critical Encryption Device Production

SPARKS, Nev., August 27, 2020 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, was recently awarded a U.S. Army contract for $318.9 million for continued Simple Key Loader (SKL) production, engineering and sustainment support services.

The SKL is a hand-held device used to load cryptographic keys into End Cryptographic Units enabling secure communications for U.S tactical and strategic networks. It has proven itself capable, durable, and cost-effective for U.S Department of Defense and Federal Civilian Agencies, NATO Allies and U.S. Coalition Partner Nations worldwide.

“This contract is another important milestone in SNC’s long and successful history of producing these critical mission devices for the U.S. Army,” said Greg Cox, executive vice president for SNC’s Electronic and Information Systems business area. “SNC looks forward to proving SNC can compete and win the development and production of the Next Generation Load Device-Medium in support of U.S. DoD cryptographic modernization efforts far into the future. SNC takes great pride in our track record and the state-of-the-art production process used for the SKL.”

This SKL effort allows the U.S. Army to continue to modernize the SKL capability to meet encryption mandates and replace aging systems. The U.S. Army’s Next Generation Load Device competitive program will eventually replace the SKL

As a team member on the U.S. Army SKL Program for the past 15 years, SNC has produced and delivered hundreds of thousands devices.

SNC is a well-respected provider of secure computing and communications solutions, enabling high-speed, high-capacity voice, data and video communications for the U.S. DoD and other mission partners.

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About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and is the only aerospace and defense firm selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participation in more than 450 missions to space, including to Mars.