March 02, 2017

Warren, Markey, and Kennedy Announce Additional Funding for General Dynamics' WIN-T Program

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) today announced that the House and Senate Appropriations committees have included two additional set orders and awarded an additional $114 million for General Dynamics' Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program (WIN-T) in their final version of the fiscal 2017 defense appropriations bill. WIN-T, which is produced at the General Dynamics facility in Taunton, improves the Army's communications systems and provides soldiers with mobile, enhanced and secure information-sharing capabilities on the battlefield. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill next week.

"It's important that our servicemembers continue to benefit from improvements in communications technology that make a real difference on the ground," said Senator Warren. "This additional funding for the WIN-T program highlights the innovative work happening in Taunton that directly prepares our men and women in uniform to meet current and future threats."

"We demand that our soldiers execute on the battlefield, so we owe them every advantage possible," Senator Markey said. "WIN-T ensures their communications are reliable, ready, and secure so that they can focus at the mission at hand. I thank the Appropriations Committee for recognizing how crucial this program is to our soldiers and the Massachusetts workers who support their communications."

"With this technology developed in our Commonwealth, soldiers have access to innovative equipment that will keep them safe in times of war and peace. This is not only an investment in our community, but also additional support for a proven communications system that has deployed with the Army across the globe," said Congressman Kennedy.