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

SNAP

Mission

Certain locations in theater create unique satellite communication requirements that cause the need for SIPR/NIPR Access Points (SNAP) to be fielded to augment current program of record solutions. Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) is bridging gaps in C4ISR created by rugged terrain and sparse infrastructure by deploying these transportable commercial-off-the-shelf Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite terminals that can deploy more quickly than their traditional counterparts.

Description

SNAP terminals provide reliable satellite communication access and take advantage of commercial equipment to expedite the fielding process. They provide access to the tactical and strategic networks for mission command, call for fire, Medevac and information exchange. SNAPs are a key communications component for units, providing secure beyond-line-of-sight communications at the company level and below. SNAPs are designed to provide satellite communications to small units at remote forward operating bases where they are unable to use terrestrial radios due to issues with terrain or distance.

Capabilities

  • Work in concert with WIN-T Increments 1 and 2
  • Weigh 1,200 - 1,300 pounds and fit into eight transit cases, which can be transported in the back of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles or helicopters
  • Modular design allows for varying dish and antenna sizes to appropriately satisfy mission requirements
  • Easy to move around the battlefield, providing an expeditionary element to the force
  • Certified Ka and X-band capability to take advantage of the Department of Defense’s Wideband Global SATCOM satellites