WIN-T Increment 2 will equip tactical commanders vehicles with on-the-move broadband communications, enabling them to see and command the battlespace wherever the mission demands
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a $164 million contract that will enable a General Dynamics-led team to begin low-rate initial production of the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2. The not to exceed value for this initial WIN-T delivery order, which for the first time provides commanders with mobile networking capability, is $338 million.
The WIN-T units produced during this phase include equipment sets configured for a Division Headquarters and three Brigade headquarters. The equipment then will undergo formal testing during 2011, culminating in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) in November 2011.
Bill Weiss, vice president of Tactical Networks for General Dynamics C4 Systems, said, “This is great news for the Army and for General Dynamics. We’re excited to be another step closer to putting a broadband mobile network into soldiers’ hands, providing them unprecedented always-on access to the information they need on the battlefield.”
The WIN-T program comprises three increments. Increment 1 is currently fielded to a number of deployed U.S. Army units. Increment 2 will equip vehicles with on-the-move broadband communications enabling command and control from anywhere in the battlespace. Increment 3 delivers a more automated and robust network connection with extended line of sight communication using airborne relays, increased network reliability and capacity, and smaller and more tightly integrated communications and networking gear needed for the Army’s Brigade Combat Team Modernization.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime systems integrator for WIN-T and is teamed with Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Harris Corporation, L-3 Communications, Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks.
A business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, communications networking, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,700 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.