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June 14, 2017

Bittium to supply Finnish Air Force with Bittium TAC WIN™ system for tactical communications of their bases

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Free for publication on June 14, 2017 at 10am (CEST +1)

Bittium to supply Finnish Air Force with Bittium TAC WIN™ system for tactical communications of their bases

Oulu, Finland, June 14, 2017 – Bittium has received a purchase order for supplying the Finnish Air Force with Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system. The order is part of the modernization of the radio network performance of the Air Force’s bases with a Software-Defined Radio based IP radio system. With the order the use of the Bittium TAC WIN system within the Finnish Defence Forces’ branches expands to the Air Force. Bittium TAC WIN system will be delivered to the Finnish Air Force during the year 2017.

“The TAC WIN system will significantly improve the survivability, flexibility and ease of use of the Finnish Air Force’s wireless data transfer infrastructure. At the same time it will enhance the cooperation capabilities between the Finnish Air Force and the other military branches, as well as the development of the command and control, shared situational awareness and data transfer architecture”, says Assistant Chief of Staff C4IS, Lieutenant Colonel Kari Partinen, Finnish Air Force.

The value of the received purchase order is EUR 0.9 million (excl. VAT). The order has no effect on Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2017, published on February 20, 2017 in Bittium's Financial Statement Bulletin 2016.

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) is a Software-Defined Radio based wireless broadband network system intended for military and public safety use. With the system MANET (mobile ad hoc network), link, and connection networks can be formed into one logical IP network quickly, no matter what the location is. Bittium TAC WIN is compatible with existing fixed and wireless network infrastructures. The core of the system is a tactical router that enables users to freely form both wired and wireless broadband data transfer IP connections. Tactical router enables also connections to different types of terminals and other communication systems connecting them into a one communication network. In addition to the router the system comprises three types of radio heads, and each radio head covers its own frequency band area and can be used for flexible formation of optimized network topologies for different communication needs. All the products of the system are designed for harsh conditions, and thanks to the system's automated functions the implementation of the system can be done quickly. Due to the software-based functionality of the Bittium TAC WIN system, it can be easily updated with additional performance cost-efficiently during the whole lifespan of the system.

More information on the Bittium TAC WIN system and the related products:

http://www.bittium.com/products__services/defense/bittium_tactical_wireless_ip_network .

Further information:

Jari Sankala
Senior Vice President, Defense & Security
Tel. +358 40 344 3507
Email: defense(a)bittium.com

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Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. From November 2016 onwards, Bittium offers its customers also healthcare technology products and services in biosignal measuring in the areas of cardiology, neurology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. Net sales in 2016 was EUR 64.2 million and operating profit was EUR 2.5 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com .