Bittium Supplies the Finnish Defence Forces with More Bittium TAC WIN™ System’s Products for Tactical Communications
Bittium Corporation, Press Release, December 22, 2022, at 3.30 pm (CET+1)
Bittium has received a purchase order from the The Finnish Defence Forces for Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system’s products. The ordered tactical routers and radio heads are related to several Finnish Defence Forces’ ongoing projects 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 approximately EUR 6.6 million (excl. VAT). The 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 for tactical communications. 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.
The deliveries for the ordered products begin during the year 2022. The purchase order does not change Bittium’s financial guidance for the year 2022.
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 also enables connections to different types of terminals and other communication systems connecting them into 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 about Bittium TAC WIN system and its products: https://www.bittium.com/tactical-communications/bittium-tactical-wireless-ip-network .
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