U.S. Army Selects General Dynamics - Lockheed Martin Team for Warfighter Information Network - Tactical Program
GAITHERSBURG, MD., 09/14/2004 -- The U.S. Army today announced that it has revised the acquisition strategy for the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) program. Industry teams led by General Dynamics [NYSE: GD] and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have now begun the process of creating a combined effort under the revised strategy. The program could potentially be worth as much as $10 billion over its total lifecycle. Combining both teams now brings a “best of breed” approach to the program and enables the Army to better synchronize WIN-T with current and future transformation programs.
WIN-T is envisioned to become the Army’s integrating communications network, keeping soldiers connected through a high-speed, highly secure wireless net that will deliver voice, data and video in real time. Under the revised acquisition strategy, General Dynamics will act as the prime contractor, with Lockheed Martin providing complementary technical expertise and capabilities as a major subcontractor responsible for approximately 50 percent of the effort.
“We’re extremely pleased to be supporting the Army on this important program to deliver on-the-move communications capabilities to the warfighter. Together, the General Dynamics – Lockheed Martin team applies the very best of military and commercial communications expertise to the WIN-T system,” said Dave Kelley, Lockheed Martin’s WIN-T program executive. “The combined team will deliver the best available technology directly to the warfighter quickly and cost-effectively, helping to ensure that the WIN-T solution meets the Army’s needs for decades to come.”