Nanoteq gets more crypto work

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Specialist cryptographic firm Nanoteq has been awarded a R385 964 to maintain and repair unspecified “crypto related ancillary equipment” in use with the South African National Defence Force. It takes the value of such and related work since 2007 to R7 403 454.20.

Nanoteq’s website notes the company was established in 1988 as a “developer of high-level cryptographic products for the most complex military and financial applications, and has transformed itself into a global security products and solutions provider.” The company is also known to provide support to the South African intelligence community, most notably to the Electronic Communications Security (“Comsec”) unit of the State Security Agency.

In June last year, Nanoteq owner Business Connexion (BCX) moved the company from one subsidiary to another in a transaction declared worth R35.5 million. “Due to the specialist nature of cryptographic security and the limited size of the market, Nanoteq represents the bulk of the investment of the government in this domain,” the a nouncement said.

Maintenance and repair of crypto related ancillary equipment

ESCW/2011/47 4 Aug 2011 R385 964,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance and repair of communication security equipment

ETEL/2010/99 6 Oct 2010 R815 790,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance and repair of crypto related ancillary equipment

ESCW/2010/8 15 Jul 2010 R192 982,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Broadband global area network encryption for the tactical intelligence system

ETEL/2009/460 25 Feb 2010 R3 650 720,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance and repair of communication security equipment – extension of ETEL/2007/61

TEL/S2009/3905 21 Dec 2009 R87 719,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Upgrade of secure operational network backbone

ESCW/2008/362 4 Mar 2009 R308 562,20 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Wide band wireless tactical communications technology study – extension of ETEL/2007/566

TEL/S2008/3768 19 Dec 2008 R263 607,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance and repair of secure operational network

ESCW/2007/569 5 Jun 2008 R263 156,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Technology study – tactical wide band wireless communications

ETEL/2007/566 20 Mar 2008 R749 400,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd

Maintenance and repair of communication security equipment

ETEL/2007/61 23 Aug 2007 R769 347,00 Nanoteq (Pty) Ltd