Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T)
What is it? Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is the Army's fully mobile, tactical communications network system for reliable, secure, and seamless video, data, imagery, and voice services that enable decisive combat actions.
It will move information in a manner that supports commanders, staff, and functional units while enabling full and continuous mobility of large formations. As the Army's tactical portion of the Global Information Grid (GIG) Network, WIN-T will enable deployed forces to collaborate with GIG services and capabilities (databases, collectors, and national agencies) to increase information-enabled operations.
Such collaboration to date has required various Department of Defense (DoD) and other Governmental agencies to create multiple private networks or deploy agencies forward. WIN-T was designed not only to replace the Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE), but will also replace the current tactical intelligence and logistics networks as a single integrated network.
It will be optimized for offensive and joint operations by providing bandwidth on-the-move through a network that is self-forming (units moving on the battle-field can automatically switch communications between WIN-T nodes without massive configuration changes), self-healing (the loss of one element doesn't disrupt the network), scalable (can easily expand support from a small task force to a large formation), and is interoperable with current Army and Joint forces.
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