Expand Networks wins U.S. Army WIN-T optimization contract

ROSELAND, N.J., 7 April 2008. Expand Networks, a provider of WAN Optimization solutions for mobile networks, announced that General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) and the United States Army awarded the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2–3 TCP Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) contract to Expand Networks.

ROSELAND, N.J., 7 April 2008. Expand Networks, a provider of WAN Optimization solutions for mobile networks, announced that General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) and the United States Army awarded the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2–3 TCP Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) contract to Expand Networks.

Expand Networks is porting the Accelerator Operating System to General Dynamics' WIN-T hardware platform. The Expand PEP will operate in a mobile ad-hoc environment where dynamic outbound links are created and broken frequently, providing the Warfighter with maximum communications efficiency on the move as well as at the halt.

WIN-T is the U.S. Army's on-the-move, high-speed, high-capacity backbone communications network, which links ground level warfighters with commanders and the Global Information Grid, the U.S. Dept. of Defense's worldwide network-centric information system.

WIN-T is a critical enabler of LandWarNet, the Army's effort to transform into joint, network-centric, knowledge-based warfare. The network provides an operational snapshot for theater combatant commanders using satellite on-the-move capabilities, robust network management, and high-bandwidth radio systems to keep mobile forces connected, communicating and synchronized at all times.

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