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WIN-T Increment 2 Achieves First Successful Combat Patrol With On-the-Move Networking In Afghanistan

TAUNTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Brigade-level deployment of the General Dynamics-built Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, the Soldier's Network, is successfully supporting soldiers with the 4 th Brigade, 10 th Mountain Division (4/10) in Afghanistan. Their mission, supporting Afghan security forces, involves communications across dispersed forces in some of the most rugged, remote locations in Afghanistan.

Over this past summer, WIN-T Increment 2 participated in its first successful combat patrol utilizing its on-the-move capability between several network nodes.  Voice over IP calls were placed and use of on-board mission command applications was successful.

Using WIN-T Increment 2, soldiers down to the company level have unprecedented secure access to voice and data that vastly increases their ability to communicate during a mission and on-the-move. 

"Less than 10 years ago, it could have taken hours or days for brigade commanders to understand the detailed reports from soldiers on a patrol," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "With WIN-T Increment 2, commanders and staff can talk, text and collaborate with one another on a conference call or chat room in real time, even moving at 25 miles-per-hours inside of their vehicles."

During a recent Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.2, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Robert M. Collins, former product manager for WIN-T Increment 2, said that several insights indicate the "positive impact this mobile network is going to have on the way we fight across the full spectrum of military operations. WIN-T Increment 2 will increase the pace at which the Army can conduct combat operations, extend operational distances for reach and reach back, while also decreasing the military decision-making time cycle."

Deployed in July as a Security Forces Advise and Assist Team, the soldiers of the 4/10 work as advisers to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) - a critically important mission as United States military and coalition forces drawdown and the ANSF takes the lead for Afghanistan's security. 

The entire fleet of WIN-T Increment 2 vehicles helps to maintain mission-critical connectivity for soldiers and commanders at the company level and up to higher echelons. Tactical radios like the AN/PRC-154A Rifleman radio complete the Soldier's Network extending network communications and connectivity to the dismounted soldier. 

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