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WIN-T passes test of fire

Sep. 17, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
A Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 Point of Presence is seen on an Army MRAP.
A Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 Point of Presence is seen on an Army MRAP. (Army)
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The General Dynamics Warfighter Information Network (WIN-T) Increment 2 has passed its first combat tests. It supported combat patrols this summer of the 4th Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan.

While supporting Afghan security forces, the 4th Brigade required communications between dispersed forces across rugged terrain. WIN-T Increment 2 was used for on-the-move communications among several network nodes, said a General Dynamics press release. It also enabled voice over IP calls as well as on-board mission applications.

“Less than 10 years ago, it could have taken hours or days for brigade commanders to understand the detailed reports from soldiers on a patrol,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. “With WIN-T Increment 2, commanders and staff can talk, text and collaborate with one another on a conference call or chat room in real time, even moving at 25 miles per hour inside of their vehicles.”

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