The US Air Force (USAF) has selected a Sypris Solutions subsidiary, Sypris Electronics, to deliver really simple key loader (RASKL) electronic key fill devices to serve as the replacement for the aging KYK-13 product, formerly used by the air force to protect access to its critical secure communications networks.

Designed to enhance and protect the warfighter’s mission, RASKL is an electronic key fill product used to load electronic keying data into secure communication equipment.

It is fully ruggedised, small, lightweight, requires no formal training and implements a one-button “key squirt” process for loading electronic key.

RASKL holds up to 40 modern electronic keys and is depot repairable.

The US Air Force announced that RASKL would be the only KYK-13 replacement procured and supported by the air force for its tactical users.