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By | September 24, 2007

      Army $921 Million WIN-T Contract Change Goes To General Dynamics, Lockheed

      The Army gave a General Dynamics Corp. [GD]-Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] team a contract change worth up to $921 million to continue and accelerate a communications network with satellites and other elements, the Pentagon announced.

      That Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) contract modification will help to speed the networking capabilities to troops.

      WIN-T will be the Army’s integrating battlefield communications network, providing warfighters fast, secure and mobile access to the the Department of Defense Global Information Grid.

      In June, the Army announced it would restructure and accelerate the WIN-T program and organized it into four major increments; the $921 million in modifications comprise WIN-T Increment Two and WIN-T Increment Three.

      The former Joint Network Node (JNN) is now WIN-T Increment One, which will enhance the existing joint networking and satellite communications capabilities currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      WIN-T Increment Four has not been awarded.

      WIN-T Increment Two, valued at $126 million, will deliver an initial on-the-move broadband networking capability using satellite and radio links, with fielding scheduled to begin in 2009.

      Increment Three, valued at $795 million, will continue development of WIN-T components to meet the full range of network capacity, security and fully on-the-move capabilities for the modular force with limited user testing scheduled to begin in 2011.

      Increment Three also addresses the size, weight, power and cooling requirements for systems to be hosted in Future Combat Systems vehicles.

      WIN-T Increment Four represents the last of the developmental program elements and will provide technology insertions to enable enhanced satellite communications protection and greater throughput afforded by transformational communications satellites.

      Raytheon Wins $75 Million Patriot Contract Change

      The Army gave Raytheon Co. [RTN] a $75 million change to an existing sole source Patriot contract, the Pentagon announced.

      Under the addition to the firm-fixed-price contract for Patriot Pure Fleet tactical assets, Raytheon will perform work through April 30, 2010.

      The Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., handles the contract.

      MDA Gives Interstate Electronics $46.7 Million GPS Pact

      The Missile Defense Agency gave the Interstate Electronics Corp. of Anaheim, Calif., a sole-source pact worth up to $46.7 million for GPS work.

      Under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for Translated Global Positioning System Range System, the firm will supply program operations and sustainment, mission support, and hardware.

      The contract is to run through September 2012.

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