GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Brigade combat teams maneuvering across wide geographic areas will soon be linked with commanders and the Global Information Grid through an on-the-move broadband networking capability. As part of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, General Dynamics awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide communications hardware and equipment for the transmission subsystem. The transmission subsystem provides the foundation for the network's dynamic capability to transfer data over a highly dispersed, non-contiguous area. This contract award is valued at $71 million; this is the first part of a multiple year contract expected to be approximately $400 million in total value.
WIN-T will provide the high-capacity network backbone that will link warfighters across the battlefield. The next iteration of WIN-T, Increment 2, will equip tactical commanders' vehicles with on-the-move broadband communications, enabling them to see and command the battlespace wherever the mission demands.
"We are one step closer to helping warfighters stay connected to the systems they need while moving on the battlefield," said Jim Quinn, Vice President with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense. "The equipment being produced will help provide a clear operational picture for theater combatant commanders by keeping mobile forces connected, communicating and synchronized."
Under this contract, Lockheed Martin's team will produce tactical communications equipment that will be incorporated into a variety of combat vehicle platforms. Equipment produced will include Transmission Subsystem radios, modems, antennas and mast systems. The team will also contribute in the development and delivery of training courses to signal operators as WIN-T Increment 2 is fielded.
Lockheed Martin is teamed with General Dynamics (Prime), BAE Systems, Harris Corporation, and L-3 Communications on the WIN-T program.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.
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