WIN-T Increment 2 capabilities enter testing
Two Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 capabilities have begun test and evaluation processes at US Army installations, General Dynamics Mission Systems announced on 3 October.
Four Tactical Communications Node-Lites (TCN-L) and two the Network Operations and Security Center-Lites (NOSC-L) have been integrated on HMMWVs as part of the lead up to more formal operational testing at the army Network Integration Evaluation 17.2 in 2017. Testing includes wide area network transmission performance, safety and environmental and electromagnetic interference testing.
The TCN-L and NOSC-L have reduced footprints and improved transportability for expeditionary operations (C-130 roll-on/roll off and CH-47 sling loadable). The systems have been designed to provide the same networking and network management capability to command posts while reducing the complexity to install, operate and maintain the army’s mobile tactical communications network.
Preliminary logistics and software evaluations on a TCN-L and a NOSC-L are also currently being carried out by General Dynamics Mission Systems.
Four additional TCN-Ls and one NOSC-L are currently in production and are expected to enter the test and evaluation process by the end of October.
WIN-T Increment 2 is the army’s wide-area tactical communication network that delivers voice and data services across the battlefield. It entered full rate production in June 2015 and has been fielded to seven division headquarters and 14 brigade combat teams.
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