Soldiers drive vehicles equipped with Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2. The Army has ordered additional nodes for brigade combat teams and division headquarters units. (Claire Heininger / U.S. Army)
The U.S. Army has awarded a $111 million contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems for additional Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 network nodes. The additional nodes will be allocated to brigade combat teams and division headquarters units.
WIN-T Increment 2 allows voice, video and data networking with soldiers, even if they are in moving vehicles. It was first deployed in combat by the 4th Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division last summer in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Increment 1 is fully fielded to 210 active-duty, reserve and National Guard units.
“WIN-T Inc 2 is the backbone of the Soldier’s Network and this order ensures we continue the work of fielding this unprecedented system to soldiers throughout the Army, Reserves and National Guard,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.
“Without WIN-T Inc 2, soldiers simply do not have the communications capabilities this technology provides. We look forward to working with the Army to complete the production of its on-the-move network.”