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    US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded a worth nearly $459 million to modernize the US Navy's aging voice encryption systems to meet the National Security Agency's encryption standards.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded a worth nearly $459 million to modernize the US Navy's aging voice encryption systems to meet the National Security Agency's encryption standards, the Pentagon said in a press release.

    "The Raytheon Company has been awarded a $458,999,839 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for VINSON/Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal (ANDVT) Cryptographic Modernization (VACM) program full-rate production," the release stated on Thursday.

    The program will maintain function and capability per the National Security Agency specifications.

    ANDVT, VACM devices will replace aging cryptographic units currently used to secure voice communications across the US naval fleet.

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