General Dynamics' WIN-T Increment 2, Soldiers' "On-the-Move" Network, Advances
as 10th Mountain Division Trains for Deployment
The cornerstone of the U.S. Army's network modernization plan, WIN-T, combined
with the PRC-154 Rifleman and PRC-155 Manpack radios, delivers a secure
information highway for soldiers wherever they deploy.
TAUNTON, Mass., April 18, 2013
TAUNTON, Mass., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The General Dynamics-built
Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 is now in the
hands of soldiers with the U.S. Army's 4^th Brigade Combat Team, 10^th
Mountain Division. The soldiers are training for their upcoming deployment to
Afghanistan as part of the U.S. military's Security Forces Advise and Assist
Team. Once deployed, the soldiers will rely on WIN-T as their on-the-move
network, enabling mission command and delivering vital situational awareness
that soldiers need during a mission.
Describing the WIN-T system, Lt. Col. Alan Boyer, commander of the 2nd
Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Division, recently said, "I think it will save people's lives in combat. I
think it will help us save our partners' lives."
In December 2012, the Army ordered 136 additional WIN-T Increment 2 network
nodes. The order will bring the number of WIN-T Increment 2 network nodes to
532, extending the reach of the Army's soldier network to the company level.
Sandra Wheeler, vice president of Tactical Networks for General Dynamics C4
Systems, said, "WIN-T Increment 2 is the secure communications backbone for
soldiers and commanders at the company level to connect with each other,
access mission-critical situational awareness and stay connected while on the
move. The network also enables company commanders to communicate with higher
headquarters in their vehicle, receiving their orders in real-time, which is a
The Army's Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) AN/PRC-154 Rifleman and
two-channel AN/PRC-154 Manpack radios connect with WIN-T to form secure
on-the-go networks, connecting soldiers at the squad level to commanders in
their vehicles and up to the highest levels of command. Similar to the ease of
a soldier using their smartphone to connect to the commercial Internet,
soldiers use the PRC-154 Rifleman radios to connect to the soldiers' network.
Thoroughly tested by the Army, these radios are part of the Army's Capability
Set 13, the first fully integrated suite of network components that are being
distributed to parts of the 10^th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., and
the 101^st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Led by General Dynamics, the WIN-T network, HMS radio and other Army
networking programs rely on support from a diverse group of suppliers. These
companies deliver vital technologies and products that support the Army's
highest priority, the network. Located in more than 30 states, these suppliers
include small, veteran-owned, woman-owned and other businesses and represent
more than 4,800 skilled workers. These suppliers and the employment they
represent support local economies and are an essential component to job
Suppliers supporting the Army's networking priorities include: Lockheed Martin
Corporation (Md. and Colo.); Thales Communications, Inc. (Md.); Mair Mac
Machine Company, Inc. (Mass.); Harris Corporation (Fla.); ACE Electronic
Defense Systems (Md); Ritronics, Inc. (Conn.); BAE Systems and Aerospace
(N.J.); Newcomb Metal Products (Mass.); Arizona Components Company (Ariz.); L3
Communications (Fla. and Calif.); Wroble Engineering Company (Mass.); The
Will-Burt Company (Ohio); Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Iowa); VTron Electronics
Corp (Mass.); and Hunter Defense Technologies (Ohio).
To see a map representing the number of suppliers and jobs supported, listed
state-by-state, visit www.gdc4s.com/ArmyNetworkJobs.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
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