General Dynamics awarded contract for WIN-T satellite communications terminals

NEWTON, N.C. -- General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies in Newton, N.C., won a $24 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to provide specialized satellite communications earth terminals and support services for the Joint Network Node-Network (JNN-N) program, now known as Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

Oct 24th, 2007

NEWTON, N.C. -- General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies in Newton, N.C., won a $24 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to provide specialized satellite communications earth terminals and support services for the Joint Network Node-Network (JNN-N) program, now known as Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide 33 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) and two Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST). General Dynamics will also supply Ka-band upgrade kits, training, and logistics services.

The delivery order is part of a base-plus-four-option-years contract that has a total potential value of $721 million for 1,233 STTs and 44 UHSTs if all options are exercised.

WIN-T Increment One builds on the former JNN-N and will be used by soldiers in the field to securely access communications services using an enhanced Internet Protocol-based satellite communications network for flexible and reliable transmission and reception of high-bandwidth video, voice, and data.

The next-generation STT terminal can be configured to operate over Ku- or Ka-band satellite frequencies. The lighter weight design allows for additional enhancements over previously fielded units.

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