The U.S. Army is to Test and Update Its Warfighter Information Network – Tactical System (WIN-T)
WASHINGTON, (BM) – The Pentagon considers that it is time for the U.S. Army to test its Warfighter information network – tactical system (WIN-T), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The US Department of Defense annonced last Friday, that General Dynamics has been awarded a $14 million contract to provide engineering and test services for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 systems and equipment.
The Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 began fielding in October 2012 and serves as the tactical network communications backbone of the Army’s capability sets. With WIN-T Increment 2, Soldiers can utilize applications for maneuver, fires and intelligence from inside vehicles, enabling commanders to make decisions on-the-move rather than being tied down to a fixed command post.
WIN-T enables soldiers to provide stream real-time video over the network, to view a topographical map of friendly forces, to send texts requesting medical assistance, to make digitally call for artillery support, and etc.
General Dynamics is upgrading WIN-T by making it smaller, more powerful, and easier to use.
According the contract, the work be performed in Taunton, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020.
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Source: U.S. DoD, General Dynamics