General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is to provide the specialised satellite communications earth terminals and support systems for the United States’ Joint Network Node-Network (JNN-N) programme, now known as Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

Under a $24m contract awarded by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command, General Dynamics will provide 33 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT), two Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST), Ka-band upgrade kits, training and logistics services.

WIN-T Increment One builds on the former JNN-N and will be used by soldiers in the filed 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.

The base-plus-four-option-years contract has a total potential value of $721m for 1,233 STTs and 44 UHSTs if all options are exercised.

By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh