US army awards first contract in $6 billion WIN-T program

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded a $72 million development contract for the US Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T).

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded one of two development contracts for the US Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T). The two-phase development contract has a value of up to $72 million.

WIN-T is the Army’s next-generation warfighting communications system and the contract is the first in a program estimated to be worth $6 billion.

Under Phase I of this development contract, the General Dynamics team will define and document the optimal WIN-T architecture. In Phase II, the team will develop and deliver a demonstration suite of hardware and software for government testing.

WIN-T will be the integrating high-speed, high-capacity communications network for the Objective Force – the US Army’s transformational vision for a fighting force that is more responsive, agile, versatile and deployable.

The system will reportedly move information to support commanders, staffs, functional units and formations, enhancing the ability of the theatre Commander in Chief to perform multiple missions simultaneously.

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