November 3, 2008
General Dynamics Completes Initial Delivery of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Equipment
TAUNTON, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems recently completed delivery of the first WIN-T Increment 1 equipment to the U.S. Army. Increment 1 builds on the former Joint Network Node-Network (JNN) and provides soldiers with a high-capacity, reliable, secure communications network when they are stopped or "at the halt."
On schedule deliveries of WIN-T Increment 1 to the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at Ft. Lewis, Wash. include networking hubs, network management suites and network nodes. The equipment serves Battalion, Brigade and Division/Corps command posts and Expeditionary Signal Battalions. The 5/2 ID SBCT is training with the new WIN-T Increment 1 equipment in preparation for operational tests and evaluations.
General Dynamics is also under contract for WIN-T Increment 2, which will provide soldiers with an initial on-the-move broadband networking capability using satellite and radio links. Fielding begins in 2009.
In addition, General Dynamics is developing the components to meet the full range of network capacity, security, and fully on-the-move capabilities under the WIN-T Increment 3 contract as the Army's transitions to modular equipment for its future fighting force.
Limited user testing of Increment 3 begins in 2011. The award for WIN-T Increment 4, which represents the last of the developmental program elements, is pending.
General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 85,600 people worldwide. More information about the company is available online at http://www.generaldynamics.com/.
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