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

RHN

Mission

Regional Hub Nodes (RHN) serve as transport nodes for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), the Army’s tactical communications network backbone, as well as the transport medium for theater-based Network Service Centers, which are the basic building blocks for the Army’s global network infrastructure. RHNs provide satellite, voice and data services to support forces as they flow into a theater of operations, including domestic disaster relief, and enable deployed units to connect to Defense of Department (DoD) networks.

Description

RHNs innovatively use baseband and satellite communications capabilities that enable regionalized reach-back to the Army’s global network. The RHNs operate “in sanctuary,” or out of the fight zone, and were designed to provide division, brigade combat teams and below early access to the Global Information Grid, the infrastructure and services that move information through the global network. The RHN gives the Soldier in the field immediate access to secure and non-secure internet and voice communications, and it allows them to do their job anywhere on the globe. To provide tactical users with secure, reliable connectivity worldwide, the Army has positioned RHNs in five separate strategic 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
  • By enabling forces to mobilize without having to develop their own transport and network access solutions, the cycle time for deployment decreases and Soldiers can focus on the assignment at hand.
  • Reduces the amount of in-theater support required
  • Promotes interoperability and a true global network infrastructure
  • Serve as a gateway to quickly connect expeditionary forces and their tactical Information Technology systems into the enterprise network, giving them access to the network as soon as boots hit the ground