Aero Crypto Calls

Finally found an Aero H/H+ call that was encrypted. Supported crypto services on Aero are US-STU-III (Secure Telephone Unit), STE (Secure Terminal Equipment), FNBDT (Future Narrow Band Digital Terminal). Not clear which service this actually is but I suspect it’s STE. Nice to see encryption being used appropriately. This particular aircraft is a Gulfstream and is registered to Bank of Utah.

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This call was not likely intended to be routed via the AMBE voice path. The AMBE codec bandwidth is not sufficient to run crypto.

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