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.

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