WIN-T Increment 1: RHN

Description

Regional Hub Nodes (RHNs) are the largest transport nodes for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) network. Strategically located at five Department of Defense Standard Tactical Entry Point (STEP) locations globally, they enable the Army to deploy forces anywhere in the world in support of contingency operations, disaster relief or National emergency response.

The five RHNs are at the upper-most level of the WIN-T network architecture, and their innovative baseband and satellite communications capabilities enable regionalized reach-back to the Army’s global network. They enable the transport of information across the WIN-T network in and out of theater and around the world. The RHNs operate out of the fight zone and give the Soldier in the field immediate access to secure and non-secure internet and voice communications anywhere on the globe. To provide tactical users with secure, reliable connectivity worldwide, the Army has positioned RHNs in five separate regions: Continental United States (CONUS) East and CONUS West, Central Command, European Command and Pacific Command.

Capabilities

  • Currently used by both deployed Marine Corps and Army units
  • Uses both commercial and military satellite bands, and is “plug and play” to accept additional military transmissions systems
  • Customizable: contains spare racks to support unit equipment specific to their mission set
  • Contains full Network Operations capabilities for network monitoring, management and trends analysis, as well as information assurance tools
  • Commercial Internet and Phone (COM-IP) package supports contingency operations, disaster relief or National emergency response.

Last Updated: March 6, 2017