October 3 ,
Order has potential of $721 Million if all options are exercised
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded a $24 million contract from the U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to provide specialized satellite communications earth terminals and support services for the Joint Network Node-Network (JNN-N) program, now known as Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).
Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide 33 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT) and two Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST). General Dynamics will also supply Ka-band upgrade kits, training and logistics services. The delivery order is part of a base plus four option year contract that has a total potential value of $721 million for 1,233 STTs and 44 UHSTs if all options are exercised.
|The STT will be featured in the General Dynamics Booth # 624 at the AUSA Annual Meeting October 8-10 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.
"The WIN-T Increment One SATCOM terminals will provide deployed warfighters with robust, beyond-line-of-sight communications for a broad spectrum of information services," said Gary Kanipe, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies vice president and general manager. "Our new designs will allow U.S. warfighters to easily deploy and use these terminals in hazardous and extreme conditions."
"As we increase production to meet this order, these SATCOM terminals will become an economical solution to meet mobile tactical SATCOM requirements for NATO and other U.S.-allied forces," Kanipe said.
Based upon SATCOM Technologies' Warrior 240T transportable terminal, SATCOM Technologies' next-generation STT can be configured to operate over Ku or Ka-Band satellite frequencies. The lighter weight design allows for additional enhancements over previously fielded units.
The new UHST provides Ku or Ka-Band operation and increased modem capacity. Both the new STT and UHST are interoperable with previously fielded JNN Lots 1-9 baseband STT and UHST units.
In June, the Army announced that it would restructure and accelerate the WIN-T program to have single program for all Army battlefield networks.
WIN-T Increment One builds on the former JNN-N and will be used by soldiers in the field to securely access communications services using an enhanced Internet Protocol-based satellite communications network for flexible and reliable transmission and reception of high-bandwidth video, voice and data.