Harris to provide networking radios for Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical

BY John Keller

MELBOURNE, Fla.—Military tactical networking systems integrators at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Information Systems & Global Solutions–Defense segment in San Diego needed networking radios for the U.S. Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. Government Communications Systems division in Melbourne, Fla.

Harris Corp. is providing networking radios for the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program.

Lockheed Martin awarded a $16 million follow-on contract to Harris to supply more than 100 Harris Highband Networking Radio (HNR) systems for WIN-T, Harris officials announced. Lockheed Martin is under contract to the General Dynamics C4 Systems division in Scottsdale, Ariz., to provide communications hardware and equipment for the transmission subsystem of WIN-T Increment 2.

The Highband Networking Radio (HNR) from Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) uses directive beam technology for high throughput over long distances. The HNR hosts the Highband Networking Waveform (HNW), which helps the radio automatically select the best communications path to create a self-forming, self-healing network.

Communications nodes can enter and exit the WIN-T network without a fixed network infrastructure or operator intervention, Harris officials say. An advanced version of the HNW will run on the future WIN-T Increment 3, Harris officials say, adding that the Lockheed Martin contract represents the largest-quantity radio order to date, and brings the total value of WIN-T contracts to Harris to more than $200 million since 2002.

Lockheed Martin is using the HNR in the WIN-T Increment 2 program as a terrestrial, line-of-sight layer in an integrated communications architecture, which includes mobile and fixed nodes and augments satellite communications for beyond line-of-sight communications.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Harris Government Communications Systems online at www.govcomm. harris.com, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions–Defense at www.lockheedmartin.com/ isgs/Defense, and General Dynamics C4 Systems at www.gdc4s.com.

More Military & Aerospace Electronics Current Issue Articles
More Military & Aerospace Electronics Archives Issue Articles

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Sensors Unlimited GA1280JSX High Resolution, Mil-Rugged, Extended High Sensitivity InGaAs SWIR Camera

Manufactures a high resolution, mil-rugged, extended high-sensitivity 0.9 Mpixel InGaAs SWIR came...

M1U20xx 1U Military-Grade Computer System

The M1U20xx Military-Grade Rack Mount System is a reliable high-performance mil-spec 1U solution ...

Related Companies

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

American Infrared Solutions (AIRS)

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles


Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles