Open Framework for the NATO Secure Voice Strategy
The NATO Secure voice strategy identifies the Secure Communication Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) as the upcoming standard for secure voice communication within the NATO community. In support of the Secure Voice Strategy NC3A has been mandated to establish a NATO SCIP Validation Facility (NSVF) to enable conformance, interoperability and key management testing for NATO Nations. SCIP will enable multi vendor solutions for secure voice terminals, operating over heterogeneous networks, by using open standards. To tackle interoperability issues in secure voice communications for expeditionary operations, NC3A has developed a Secure Voice Platform using an open source voice switch. For enabling SCIP gateway functionality between circuit and packet switched networks a V.150.1 protocol stack as been added to the Secure Voice Platform.