General Dynamics delivers radios for US Army exercise
General Dynamics has announced that the largest ever deployment of its JTRS HMS Manpack and Rifleman Radios and the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) network has taken place in the US Army’s NIE 12.2 Exercise. The force is now conducting realistic operational evaluations of the equipment at the White Sands Missile Range, according to a 14 May, 2012 statement.
WIN-T Increment 2 and the JTRS Manpack and Rifleman radios form the baseline for the army's on-the-move tactical network, according to the company. The JTRS HMS Manpack radio (AN/PRC-155) provides line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight, high-bandwidth waveforms for on-the-move voice, sensor, data and position-location capabilities on soldiers or in vehicles. The PRC-155 two-channel networking manpack radio is capable of supporting all three non-proprietary JTRS networking waveforms and is engineered to port additional JTRS waveforms as they complete development. The PRC-155 is also interoperable with radios that US forces are currently using, including interim radios that cannot meet the networking requirements of the future force.
The PRC-155 Manpack radio has been a part of all three NIE exercises and is the only Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) radio undergoing Multi-service Operational Test and Evaluation at NIE 12.2. In addition, over 700 JTRS HMS networking radios are deployed at NIE 12.2.
General Dynamics is also the prime contractor for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). Undergoing initial operational testing at NIE 12.2, WIN-T Increment 2 extends the network for Brigade Combat Teams down to company level and provides on-the-move capabilities to commanders and staff at division through company levels.
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