PM WIN-T - Project Manager Warfighter Information Network - Tactical

WIN-T INCREMENT 3

Mission

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3 will provide the fully mobile, flexible, dynamic tactical networking capability needed to support a highly dispersed force over isolated areas. Building on previous increments, it will support full network planning and execution while on-the-move for maneuver, fires and aviation brigades. WIN-T Increment 3 also introduces the aerial tier to enhance reliability.

Description

WIN-T Increment 3 currently in development and testing and will provide the “full” on-the-move networking capability by improving the line-of-sight capability fielded under Increment 2, by providing an air tier to the existing WIN-T architecture, refining the network architecture and building the next generation of Network Operations (NetOps) for network planning and monitoring the network. These improvements will provide a leap forward in network capacity as well as improve the overall reliability and robustness of the network.  The air tier will offload network traffic from overburdened and expensive satellites.  With the addition of the air tier, the Army will have a three-tiered WIN-T communication network -- terrestrial, aerial and celestial. The key component of WIN-T Increment 3 is the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JC4ISR) radio combined with the Highband Networking Waveform (HNW), which significantly improves line-of-sight communications throughput capacity and extends ranges. WIN-T Increment 3 continues to improve the management, planning and defense of the network by providing additional NetOps capabilities used by communication officers.

Capabilities

  • Enables the full objective WIN-T distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information via voice, data, and real time video
  • Manages, prioritizes, and protects information through network operations (Network Management and Information Assurance)
  • Ensures interoperability with joint, allied, coalition, current force, and commercial voice and data networks
  • Uninterrupted flow of timely, relevant, and actionable information; the right information to the right Soldier, at the right time