Spc. Kaleb Stewart, right, satellite communications systems operator/maintainer, works with Sgt. Pierre Campbell, communications noncommissioned officer, both with the 50th Expeditionary Signal to validate signal equipment in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 14, 2014. Upon validation of the incoming equipment, it will be sent out to JFC-UA remote areas of operation and will provide the communication necessary to accomplish their missions. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (U.S. Army Photo)
WIN-T gives the Army the fast-response, secure communications network that fits the mission at hand, wherever they serve.
Taunton, Mass. – December 3, 2014 – General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) networked satellite capability is providing the secure voice and data communications backbone for the U.S. Army arriving in West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic.
The U.S. Army is using parts of Increment 1 that provides command, control and communications capability at the halt and the mobile network backbone of Increment 2. In the vast and underdeveloped regions where the Army will be working with its mission partners, WIN-T will provide reach back to regional nodes while connecting soldiers and mission commanders with detailed and timely information, access to imagery and other networked situational awareness capability to quickly and effectively assess ongoing operations.
“WIN-T has successfully delivered the secure communications life-line for soldiers in combat and it’s now providing critical communications linkage for the Army’s non-combat missions like this one in Africa,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.
WIN-T is a cornerstone for achieving the Army’s vision of Force 2025, a rapid-response, expeditionary, global force. Using WIN-T, soldiers and mission commanders can connect with Army personnel during a mission while simultaneously communicating with officers in the command post and on up to regional headquarters using satellite communications.
In addition to combat missions, WIN-T provides a vital communications hub in response to civil emergencies and disasters. Following hurricane Sandy in October 2012 and hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Army National Guard successfully used WIN-T to reestablish cellular and radio communications that were knocked-out during the storms. Within hours, WIN-T connected military organizations, law enforcement and first responders so they could communicate, share data and collaborate during their life-saving missions.
More information about WIN-T, tactical radios, satellite communications and the cyber-defense products that defend the Soldier’s Network is available at www.thesoldiersnetwork.com.
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