Rugged XSR Family Supports Integrators with NIAP-Certified Dual Layer Encryption for Data at Rest

In today’s ever-evolving landscape of warfare, the ability to maintain a competitive edge ahead of the enemy is becoming increasingly complex. To ensure full-spectrum dominance, total situational awareness, and information superiority across all domains have become essential, whether at sea, in the air, on land, in space, or in cyberspace. With next-generation command and control defense initiatives such as JADC2, coupled with the consistent and exponential growth of computing power over time, this strategic goal is rapidly becoming a reality.

These initiatives are made possible through the utilization of resilient, cutting-edge computing technologies that are embedded into specialized military hardware. Designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, these small-form-factor computers perform complex processes, capture raw sensor data, distribute critical real-time information to allied forces, and much more.

They have become crucial components of a successful mission in the modern age. As a result, this increased reliance on technology increases the possibility of the enemy attempting to access, process, deny, exploit, corrupt, or destroy the critical mission data in question. With new vulnerabilities and potential threats to this data, systems integrators must pursue every possible opportunity to ensure the appropriate protocols, practices, and standardization are in place to protect these digital assets.

The Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program is a cornerstone of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) strategy to deliver secure, commercial cybersecurity solutions. This program enables organizations to quickly develop and deploy state-of-the-art cybersecurity capabilities using a variety of commercial off-the-shelf products and technologies, intended to protect classified national security system information.

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~ Here’s how the XSR gets it done for systems integrators ~

1. NIAP-Approved Dual Layer Certified Encryption – Hardware and Software – for Data at Rest

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Last year, Galleon’s XSR Family of Rugged Computing Products was submitted to, and certified by, The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for its hardware and software dual-layer encryption for data at rest. NIAP, which oversees evaluations of commercial IT products for use in national security systems, is responsible for the U.S. implementation of the Common Criteria.

The XSR’s dual layer certified encryption follows the NSA’s Rule of Two, a data security principle outlined in the Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC) that is designed to keep confidential information safe from unauthorized access. This stringent protocol mandates two distinct layers of cryptography to ensure maximum protection, with each layer containing distinct encryption algorithms and keys. Galleon’s NIAP certification applies in all Common Criteria partner countries

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The CSfC Approved Components List is a list of solutions identified by the NSA as open systems that meet their standards for protecting national security information. The list includes Galleon’s XSR family of rugged computing solutions, which have undergone rigorous testing in order to establish strong encryption capabilities at both the software and hardware layers. This comprehensive list of verified products provides systems integrators assurance that they can use these technologies to protect sensitive data while still enabling secure communications. The CSfC provides an array of resources to help the primes select and implement certified components so they can confidently deploy secure, interoperable technologies.

  • To view the CSfC Components List, click here
  • To view Galleon’s certification page on the CSfC Components List for its hardware layer encryption, click here
  • To view Galleon’s certification page on the CSfC Components List for its software layer encryption, click here

2. Removable Data Modules…they are hot-swappable, high-density, and can be exchanged in seconds without the use of a single tool


The XSR Removable Data Module (RDM) provides exceptional flexibility for all Galleon data recorders, NAS, and servers. It is designed for easy installation, requiring no tools in the field, and is rated for 100,000 insertion cycles. The RDM utilizes industry standard 2.5” solid-state storage (SSD) modules, with up to four different SSDs supported per module. This allows users to optimize their storage capabilities by selecting either military grade ultra rugged or commercial-grade SSDs to best suit their specific needs and usage; total capacities of up to 80TB can be achieved. The fast exchangeability of the XSR-RDM makes it ideal for mission-critical applications where time and reliability are essential. To learn more about the XSR’s Removable Data Module (RDM), click here

3. There’s a dedicated & intentionally-designed XSR solution for nearly every rugged computing function that could be needed

The XSR Rugged NAS is capable of handling a high number of simultaneous connections without compromising system performance. The XSR supports a variety of Ethernet connections with options of 1Gb, 10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb, and 100Gb providing increased connectivity and throughput for demanding applications. Intel Xeon-E and Xeon-D processor options, including the latest 9th generation, are supported with up to 96GB SDRAM supporting ECC. The XSR Rugged NAS is an ideal solution for applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and surveillance, offering high performance in a scalable, flexible, and SWaP-C optimized package. By leveraging conduction cooling or air-cooling technology, this rugged NAS can be deployed in various challenging environments and offer reliable performance even in extreme conditions. With its advanced features, the XSR Rugged NAS can be used in flight management systems, cockpit information systems, map systems, and more. It allows users to build custom solutions that are tailored to their specific needs, with easy expansion capabilities. Additionally, the XSR Rugged NAS has been designed for long-term stability and durability to ensure that it performs with optimal efficiency over time. To learn more about Galleon’s XSR Rugged NAS (Network Attached Storage) solution, click here

The XSR Rugged Server The XSR Server is a high-performance system for the most demanding deployed applications. It is designed to meet the most severe environmental conditions without compromising functionality and performance. The high performance allows server virtualization in size constrained applications. The Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) optimized design makes it ideal for use in small unmanned aerial and ground systems, as well as large manned aircraft and vehicles. The XSR Rugged Server is the ideal choice to suit a variety of mission-critical and high-bandwidth applications. Its impressive flexibility and scalability mean it can quickly be adapted to your ever-evolving needs. The unit is optimized for Size, Weight, Power, and Cost (SWaP-C) and features various cooling options including conduction cooling and air cooling. It offers the highest performance with maximum efficiency and reliability, making it an excellent choice for use as a mission server, application server, data recorder, or network attached storage. With its rugged design, the XSR Rugged Server can withstand extreme environmental conditions ranging from desert heat to arctic cold. Whether you’re working in hostile environments or require a reliable solution for mission-critical applications, the XSR Rugged Server has you covered. To learn more about Galleon’s XSR Server solution, click here

The XSR Mission Computer is a high-performance processing platform designed on the use of Open Architecture COTS modules, allowing the user to have flexibility in the choice of embedded processor and I/O configuration. The host module provides a standard I/O configuration including Ethernet, serial comms, GPIO, USB, and graphics. The XSR Mission Computer is a powerful and versatile computing solution, designed for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), surveillance operations, reconnaissance missions, DSP applications, in-flight entertainment, industrial applications, and mass transportation systems. This SWaP-C optimized computer provides exceptional computing power and flexibility while supporting both air-cooled and conduction-cooled cooling techniques. The XSR Mission Computer has been carefully designed to provide optimal performance in a wide range of operational scenarios. It can process vast amounts of data with extreme speed and accuracy while reducing energy consumption and boosting hardware performance. Furthermore, its flexible design allows the mission computer to be adapted to various mission profiles in order to meet the unique needs of each application. To learn more about Galleon’s XSR Mission Computer solution, click here

The XSR High Performance Recorder is capable of capturing the recording of critical mission data from a wide range of inputs such as video, Ethernet, serial SFDP, and other customer-specific input requirements. Removable Data Modules (XSR RDMs) enable instant access to recorded data in the ground access system without the need to download the recorded data over a slow drain interface. The XSR High Performance Recorder is a powerful and reliable choice for Command & Control (C2), virtualization server, enhanced situational awareness, electronic warfare (EW), integrated sensor systems, and fire control systems. It allows users to take advantage of its high performance and bandwidth capabilities in a compact package that has been optimized to take up only minimal space and power. The recorder is also equipped with a large secure storage capacity so that users can store vast amounts of data without sacrificing security. Additionally, the HPR is both flexible and scalable, making it an ideal solution for applications ranging from small-scale operations to larger-scale projects. Furthermore, the recorder can be cooled by either rugged conduction cooling or air-cooled designs depending on the mission requirements. To learn more about Galleon’s XSR High Performance Recorder solution, click here

4. There’s an XSR deployed in every domain…for every domain

Sea: Galleon’s seaborne XSR rugged computing solutions have been essential for a variety of naval and maritime operations, contributing to the successful execution of missions in both surface and subsurface environments, including deployed UUVs (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles).

Naval Vessels

Air: Galleon’s airborne XSR rugged computing solutions have contributed to numerous high-profile national security programs in both manned and unmanned operations. From small-profile drone operations to large-scale widebody airlift support, the XSR’s airborne capabilities ensure mission readiness with maximum performance while occupying a minimal payload footprint.

Air based applications

Land: Galleon’s land-based XSR rugged computing solutions are present in ground-based radar systems, ground-based air defense systems, tracked artillery vehicles, armored personnel carriers, light tactical vehicles, and more. The XSR is ieal for integration with state-of-the-art network-centric Battle Management Systems, Situational Awareness vehicle self-protection systems, and vetronics applications. It implements full compatibility with the latest military vehicle standards such as VICTORY and GVA.

Ground Applications

Space: Galleon’s XSR rugged computing solutions are renowned for their reliability, robustness, and superior performance in the most extreme environments. Even the vacuum of space. They are specifically engineered to meet the rigorous requirements of defense systems and provide a secure, modular platform that is easy to integrate into existing or new applications. The XSR is designed with an open architecture that allows users to customize hardware and software to achieve optimal performance in various mission-critical scenarios.

Space Applications

5. Galleon is part of a powerful family of Aerospace & Defense companies with decades of proven experience

Galleon has been part of the Spectra Aerospace & Defense group since August of 2021, a trusted group of defense electronics companies providing innovative solutions in support of national security requirements around the world.

Together, Spectra companies provide a full spectrum of end-to-end information systems.

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Galleon’s XSR Family of Rugged Computing Products are innovative, secure, rugged computing solutions that provide superior performance and reliability in challenging forward-deployed environments.


Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success.


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