What Soldiers Are Saying About WIN-T

Warfighter Information Network- Tactical (WIN-T) is the Army’s tactical network backbone, delivering voice and data services to Soldiers in combat vehicles and command posts. Here’s what the Soldiers that use WIN-T are saying about the network:

The Soldier's Network - Simplifying the Network: From the SNE to a Soldier’s Network Hotspot
The mobile WIN-T network provides Soldiers with life-saving information such as emails from their unit, maps of friendly forces, and the access to mission command applications in their combat vehicles. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

It's A Game Changer

"This system's been validated. This system works, and my guys were able to operationalize that system so we can take it to the fight… I think it's a game changer.”

-- Commander, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Source)

We Can Go Further, Fight Faster

“With WIN-T Increment 2, we can go further, fight faster.

-- Signal team chief, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division (Source)

WIN-T Inc. 2 PoP Rolls off C130
A C-130 arrives with an HMMWV equipped with a new, lighter version of WIN-T Inc. 2, the U.S. Army’s tactical communications network. (Photo Credit: PEO C3T)
WIN-T TCN-Lite Sling Loaded on Helicopter
A Helicopter sling-loads a WIN-T TCN-Lite equipped vehicle. The TCN-Lite was designed to keep Soldiers in light infantry and rapid deployable units connected to the mobile network. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Gives Us More Range And Lethality

"This [WIN-T Increment 2] definitely brings more versatility to our fighting force. This [TCN-LITE] gives us more range and lethality since we can now transport it over terrain that the larger TCN system couldn't get through.“

-- Signal Soldier, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Source)

"From a warfighting perspective, these [WIN-T] light network vehicle configurations are extremely critical to how we want to fight as a brigade … We need to be smaller, more mobile and agile, for both force protection and readiness"

-- Commander, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division (Source)

Gives Us A Tactical Edge

"As an air assault unit, having an expeditionary network [WIN-T] gives us a tactical edge when going into environments that are not safe"

-- Network Operations Officer, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division (Source)

The Soldier's Network - Combat team/ 101st Airborne Division conducting operational missions using WIN-T Inc. 2
The 101st Airborne Division conducting operational missions using WIN-T Inc. 2 during a decisive action training exercise. (Photo Credit: PEO C3T)
WIN-T Inc. 2 POP Vehicle In Desert
A U.S. Army MRAP equipped with the WIN-T Increment 2 mobile network speeds through the desert at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Gives Us Greater Reachback

“The ability to move the communications platform [WIN-T] anywhere on the battlefield gives us greater reach back for our Soldiers and prevents us from culminating because we’re out running our communications capabilities.”

-- Noncommissioned officer in charge, 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne (Source)

So Simple, Like Using My Cell Phone

"This is my first time using the WIN-T Increment 2 system and it's really easy. It only takes a day or two to get used to it and then it is so simple, like using my cell phone."

-- Soldier, 101st Airborne Division (Source)

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 integrated onto Stryker vehicles,
WIN-T is currently being integrated into the U.S. Army’s fast and powerful Stryker combat vehicle. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

"You can reach out to get help, call for a Medevac, inform your higher, request air assets...I think it will save people's lives in combat. I think it will help us save our partners' lives."

-- Commander, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Source)

WIN-T Increment 2 Strykers with Soldiers From 1st Armored Division
The integration of WIN-T into the U.S. Army’s Stryker Vehicles gives the network increasing advantages in size, weight, and power. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Enhances Our Ability To Be Maneuverable

"WIN-T Increment 2 allows us to be on-the-move and continue to pass mission command data to leaders. It enhances our ability to be maneuverable and accomplish the mission."

-- Senior Signal Officer, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division (Source)

If We Don't Have Comms, It's Over

“The people that are in combat can go farther out now since we have the retrans set up, so they will be able to talk to brigade. That is why our job is so important. If we don't have comms, it’s over.”

-- SNE Operator, 2nd BCT, 1st Armored Division (Source)

WIN-T Increment 2 In Forest
The mobile WIN-T network is used to provide on-the-move mission command, situational awareness and voice, video and data exchange. (Photo Credit U.S. Army)

"The enhanced situational awareness given to us by this suite of technology has allowed us to maintain a 'digital guardian angel' as we conduct our advising duties and missions."

-- Communications Officer, 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division (Source)