US Air Force air staff and major command level personnel are receiving rugged Sectéra Edge smartphones from General Dynamics C4 Systems.

Capable of operating on existing GSM and CDMA platforms, the smartphones will provide access for USAF commanders to classified and unclassified networks, and the internet from anywhere in the world.

The Sectéra Edge provides secure data communications classified ‘secret’ and below and secure wireless voice communications classified ‘top secret’ and below.

The Sectéra Edge is capable of synchronising information with a user’s computer and enables access to all PDA capabilities.

The delivery of the 300 smartphones form part of a broader air force plan to integrate secure mobile environment – portable electronic devices (SME-PED) into its consolidated enterprise network and represent the first major USAF deployment of SME-PED.