This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Soldier's Network Update: Initial Testing Demonstrates General Dynamics-built WIN-T Increment 2 Is Easier To Use

Stocks in this article: GD









TAUNTON, Mass., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 completed a developmental test at the Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The test, held in February, evaluated the effectiveness of recent system improvements to reduce complexity and improve the reliability of the U.S. Army's WIN-T Increment 2 system. These improvements were based on feedback from deployed soldiers using the system in Afghanistan and recommendations from recent Network Integration Evaluations. WIN-T Increment 2 enables soldiers operating in remote and challenging terrain to maintain voice, video, data communications and mission command while on the move. 

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, said, "We are working side-by-side with the Army to make significant strides in streamlining and simplifying network operations that translates directly to improved system reliability so that every soldier can focus on the mission at hand."

The 27-day developmental test used 16 WIN-T Increment 2 mobile network nodes including the Soldier Network Extension (SNE) and Point of Presence (PoP) vehicles. Soldiers had hands-on experience with improvements, including:

  • A reduction in system start-up time: With little more than flipping a power switch to 'ON,' a soldier's log in credentials brings the system online in less than five minutes, where previously it required multiple steps, log-ins and about 12 minutes to complete.
  • Connecting to the radio gateway in seconds: During the test, soldiers connected to a gateway by selecting an icon representing a pre-configured destination, connecting with the gateway in seconds, where previously it was a time-intensive process involving multiple configuration steps.
  • Intuitive software tools with quick and easy troubleshooting: With new, intuitive software tools, soldiers followed a simple troubleshooting process to quickly and efficiently fix any system faults during the test. Previously, troubleshooting was an in-depth, multi-step process developed for trained Signal soldiers.

The next development test for WIN-T Increment 2 is scheduled for June 2014 and a follow-on operational test at Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 in October and November 2014.

Production of the WIN-T system and the Soldier's Network takes place primarily at General Dynamics C4 Systems' facility in Taunton, Mass., and supports hundreds of jobs at General Dynamics and supplier locations nationwide.

More information about WIN-T and the Soldier's Network is available at www.gdc4s.com/WIN-T.

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). More information about General Dynamics C4 Systems is available at www.gdc4s.com.

Information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

Note to editors:   For more information about the recent U.S. Army WIN-T Increment 2 development test, go to http://www.army.mil/article/121535/Army_network_boosts_speed__simplicity_during_test/ .

 

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,461.32 -153.49 -0.92%
S&P 500 1,927.11 -14.17 -0.73%
NASDAQ 4,382.8470 -36.6310 -0.83%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs