KG-83  Key Generator

The TSEC/KG-83 was a Key Variable Generator used to produce electronic keys for the KYK-13, KYX-15, and HGX-83.

It was used in the CI-5/7/8 COMSEC racks in TRI-TAC systems.

It had to be certified via a banded/Certified KT-83 Test unit.  Once certified, it was labeled with its classification of keys to be generated.

KG-83 photo by Ralph Simpson

References and Sources:

1) Ralph Simpson   <ralphenator(at)>

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Sept 10/13