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May 15, 2018

Bittium received purchase order from Finnish Defence Forces for maintenance and further development of Bittium TAC WIN and Bittium Tough VoIP systems

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Bittium received purchase order from Finnish Defence Forces for maintenance and further development of Bittium TAC WIN and Bittium Tough VoIP systems

Oulu, Finland, May 15, 2018 – Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the maintenance and further development of systems and related products meant for tactical communications. The order refers to the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, the Bittium Tough VoIP™ system for tactical IP calls and data transfer, as well as the products related to the systems, which are used by the Finnish Defence Forces. The purchase order applies to the year 2018 and includes the technical support of the systems and the equipment, software support, upkeep of the system support, management of the system support, and development of new features. The systems that enable tactical communications and IP calls support the reformed combat doctrine of the Finnish Defence Forces where mobility, leading the troops on the move and effective communications play a key role.

The value of the purchase order is EUR 2.3 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order does not change Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2018, published on February 22, 2018 in the Bittium Corporation’s Financial Statement Bulletin 2017.

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 .

Bittium Tough VoIP™ product family

The products included in the Bittium Tough VoIP product family enable tactical IP calls and broadband data transfer even in demanding conditions. The products can also be easily integrated with the existing IP infrastructure. With the Bittium Tough VoIP Service™ software product the fixed data network users and wireless tactical data network users can be connected to the same voice service network, which significantly improves the capability to lead the troops and maintain situational awareness in the quickly changing conditions of the battlefield.

More information on the Bittium Tough VoIP products: https://www.bittium.com/products_services/defense/bittium_tough_voip

Further information:

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

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Bittium - Defense & Security

Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 30 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies and biosignal processing. For Defense & Security market Bittium provides the most modern products and solutions for tactical & secure communications. The products and solutions for tactical communications bring broadband data and voice to all troops across the battlefield. For secure communications Bittium offers proven mobile devices and cyber security solutions certified up to CONFIDENTIAL level. Net sales in 2017 were EUR 51.6 million. Bittium is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com