MilSource: Techaya Rugged Ethernet Switch to Provide Network Connectivity on US Naval Electronic Warfare Pod

  • December 13, 2017

    Los Angeles, Calif. –December 13, 2017—MilSource, the exclusive US distributor of Techaya ruggedized switching and routing solutions today announced that Techaya was selected to provide their MILTECH 918 MIL-STD Ethernet switch in a US Naval warfare pod.
    This precision pod was designed to provide Marine Corps fixed and rotary wing aircraft with a distributed, adaptable and networked Airborne Electronic Warfare capability that can be controlled from the cockpit or by a ground operator.

    Needing to create an open architecture design with rapid reprogrammability the US Navy turned to Techaya during an upgrade phase of the pod. Techaya’s commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) MILTECH 918 had a stronger network feature set than the incumbent solution while the smaller form factor and weight allowed them to add additional payload that would enhance the adaptability of the pod to meet current and future threats.

    “The small form factor, functionality and rugged componentry made the upgrade of this program an easy choice for the engineering contractors working on this pod”, said Ronen Isaac, general manager for MilSource. “The MILTECH 918 replaces older generation network switches that can save up to 8 pounds of payload while adding advanced network feature sets such as Layer 3 static routing, VLANs, multiple spanning tree instances and QoS support.”

    About MilSource
    MilSource is focused on bringing innovative, rugged, military-grade Ethernet communications solutions the military and aerospace markets for both manned and unmanned systems. MilSource is the exclusive
    U.S. distributor of Techaya’s MILTECH line of military-grade switching, routing and other communications solutions. For more information on MilSource or the Techaya product line, go to

    About Techaya
    Techaya Inc. is a prime developer, innovator and manufacturer of military-grade, ruggedized COTS and customized IP-based communication solutions where extreme conditions and unique tactical requirements are the norm. Their MILTECH products and solutions are designed for military rugged and unique applications involving extreme environmental conditions. They are tested and certified by an external accredited laboratory for MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-1275B, MIL-STD-704A, HIK-7 and IP68. Visit