TAUNTON, Mass., 19 Sept. 2007. The U.S. Army awarded the General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) team contract modifications valued at up to $921 million to continue development of the WIN-T system and to accelerate delivery of WIN-T capabilities to the current modular force.
WIN-T will be the Army's integrating battlefield communications network, providing warfighters fast, secure and mobile access to the U.S. Defense Department's Global Information Grid.
"This is great news for warfighters," says John Martin, vice president of communication networks for General Dynamics C4 Systems, the prime contractor on the program. "We look forward to accelerating the delivery of the broadband, mobile network necessary to enable battle command on-the-move."
In June, the Army announced that it would restructure and accelerate the WIN-T program and organized it into four major increments; the $921 million in modifications comprise WIN-T Increment Two and WIN-T Increment Three. The former Joint Network Node (JNN) is now WIN-T Increment One, which will enhance the existing joint networking and satellite communications capabilities currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. WIN-T Increment Four has not been awarded.