In addition to encrypting calls, any attempt to open the casing of the Boeing Black Smartphone deletes all data and renders the device inoperable.
This is an extension of the communications arm of the Chicago-based aerospace and defence contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes.
It is made in the US, and the tamper-proof phone runs on Google’s Android operating system. It uses dual SIM cards to enable it to access multiple cellular networks.
Boeing is releasing few details about the wireless network operators or manufacturer it is working with, due to its security features.
It can be configured to connect with biometric sensors or satellites. Other attachments can extend battery life or use solar power. The company had been developing the phone for 36 months