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Oulu, Finland, June 18, 2021 – Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the products of the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system. The purchase order is based on an existing Framework Agreement between the Finnish Defence Forces and Bittium. The ordered tactical routers and radio heads are related to several ongoing projects in the Finnish Defense Forces, where Bittium TAC WIN provides broadband IP network connections for mobile communication stations and command posts. The system supports the combat doctrine of the Finnish Defence Forces where mobility, leading the troops on the move, and effective communications play a key role. The resilient and modular system is used by all three service branches of the Finnish Defence Forces.
The value of the purchase order is EUR 5.8 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order is based on a Framework Agreement between Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces, according to which the Finnish Defence Forces purchase Bittium TAC WIN system's products. The Framework Agreement covers the years 2021–2024, with a total value of approximately EUR 30 million (excl. VAT) at the maximum. According to the Framework Agreement, the Finnish Defence Forces will issue separate purchase orders for the products each year.
Bittium aims to deliver the products to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2021. The purchase order does not change Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2021, published in Bittium Corporation’s Business Review January-March 2021 on April 29, 2021.
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. The tactical router also enables connections to different types of terminals and other communication systems in order to connect them into a single 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, which allows it to be developed and maintained cost-efficiently throughout the whole lifespan of the system. https://www.bittium.com/tactical-communications/bittium-tactical-wireless-ip-network .
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Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 35 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies. 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 2020 were EUR 78.4 million and operating profit was EUR 2.1 million. Bittium is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com