WIN-T Concept of Operations [DRAFT]

United States Army Signal Center

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T)

Concept of Operation

    1. Purpose. This document contains the US Army Signal Center (USASIGCEN) concept of operation (CONOPS) for employing the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). The CONOPS will provide a clear understanding of the system, its’ components and capabilities, as well as anticipated missions which WIN-T will support.
    2. Overview.
      1. WIN-T is Army XXI’s tactical telecommunications system consisting of communication infrastructure and network components from the maneuver battalion to the theater rear boundary. The WIN-T network provides command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) support capabilities that are mobile, secure, survivable, seamless, and capable of supporting multimedia tactical information systems within the warfighters’ battlespace.
      2. WIN-T supports unit task organization and real-time reorganization of battlefield support elements. This ability is a vital enabler for Army 2010 and Beyond operational concepts.
      3. The WIN-T network allows all Army commanders, and other communications network users, at all echelons, to exchange information internal and external to the theater, from wired or wireless telephones, computers (internet like capability) or from video terminals.
      4. Warfighter and signal units employ their organic WIN-T systems to integrate wide and local area battlefield networks into a commercial information technologies-based tactical network. WIN-T connects all users from theater to the maneuver battalion, to joint and multinational elements, and to the Defense Information System Network (DISN). WIN-T employs a combination of terrestrial, airborne, and satellite-based transport options, to provide robust connectivity. WIN-T will exploit the Global Information Grid (GIG) to allow worldwide connectivity.
      5. WIN-T information services help achieve information superiority by providing the necessary communications capabilities to support situational awareness, collaborative planning, dominant maneuver, precision engagement and focused logistics as required by Joint Vision 2010 and Army Vision 2010.
      6. WIN-T’s infrastructure provides commanders and other users, the ability to communicate via voice, data, and video simultaneously at levels of security from sensitive but unclassified (SBU) to Top Secret. WIN-T supports the warfighter’s requirement for Command and Control On-the-Move (C2OTM) by integrating the major WIN-T elements into warfighter mobile tactical operations center (TOC) platforms while leveraging the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), wide-band digital radios, and wireless local area network (LAN) technologies.
    3. Scope. This CONOPS describes WIN-T components, capabilities and details the services provided by the WIN-T system. It demonstrates the employment of WIN-T in support of Major Theater Wars and Stability and Support Operations within Divisional through Echelons Above Corps (EAC) units and as a Joint Task Force (JTF).