Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 enables battle command on-the-move
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The U.S. Army recently awarded delivery orders valued at $295.8 million to a General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin team to procure Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 systems for five additional brigade combat teams (BCTs). The Army has now ordered Increment 2 systems for a total of eight BCTs under a three-year contract that was awarded in March 2010. The contract has a total potential value of $2.8 billion if all options are exercised.
WIN-T Increment 2 provides on-the-move connectivity for improved battlefield awareness and command and expands the reach of tactical broadband communications to soldiers in lower force echelons. The first WIN-T Increment 2 fielding is scheduled to take place in November 2011.
“WIN-T delivers a broadband mobile network that enables battle command on-the-move, which is vitally important to increasing warfighter effectiveness across a variety of missions. We are eager to support the Army’s plan to deliver this game-changing technology to our operational forces as soon as possible,” said Bill Weiss, vice president of Communication Networks for General Dynamics C4 Systems.
The WIN-T program primarily consists of three increments. Increment 1 has been deployed to more than half of the U.S. Army worldwide, providing the Army’s enterprise network for deployed forces. Increment 2 enables initial mobile networking for divisions, brigade combat teams, battalions and companies. Increment 3 provides increased network reliability and capacity and smaller, more-tightly integrated communications and networking gear.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime systems integrator for WIN-T. It is teamed with Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Harris Corporation, L-3 communications, Juniper Networks and CISCO Systems. General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology.