“We built and successfully tested the largest mobile network of its kind and we’re on pace to start Increment 2 limited user testing in March,” said Bill Weiss, vice president of tactical networks for General Dynamics C4 Systems.
A critical enabler of LandWarNet, the U.S. Army’s segment of the Global Information Grid (GIG), the WIN-T Increment 2 system provides an environment in which commanders at all echelons will have the ability to maneuver anywhere on the battlefield and communicate and collaborate with warfighters, command posts and analytical centers at remote locations throughout the battlespace.
During the testing period, various experiments also evaluated the maturity of technologies and components that comprise WIN-T Increment 3, which will provide enhanced capabilities and information security using smaller, lighter, more power-efficient equipment. The Increment 2 and Increment 3 testing took place at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, from September through December 2008.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime systems integrator for WIN-T and is teamed with Lockheed Martin. The WIN-T team also includes BAE Systems, Harris Corporation, L-3 Communications and CISCO Systems.
The program is organized into four major increments: