U.S. Military awards General Dynamics $65 million to maintain and enhance wideband networking waveform software

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 12 Oct, 2011. General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Wideband Networking Waveform Software In-Service Support contract by the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center to support, maintain and add new capabilities to the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW).

Oct 12th, 2011

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 12 Oct, 2011. General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Wideband Networking Waveform Software In-Service Support contract by the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center to support, maintain and add new capabilities to the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). Part of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) waveform library, WNW provides the bandwidth capacity needed to move large amounts of data through the U.S. military’s tactical network. The five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a maximum potential value of $64.5 million.

“The Wideband Networking Waveform does the heavy lifting needed to quickly and efficiently move large amounts of data from the core of the network to the tactical edge,” said Chris Brady, vice president of Assured Communications for General Dynamics C4 Systems.

Software support and maintenance will increase reliability and improve performance of WNW software, thus increasing capabilities within the tactical network. Planned WNW enhancements include increased scalability and throughput adding capability for commanders while on-the-move.

A waveform provides the transport of information through a network including the physical signal, the protocols, the security and the routing functions.

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