Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™

Advanced software-defined 2-channel tactical radio for vehicle installations.

Next-Generation Tactical Vehicular Radio

Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™ is a 2-channel software-defined radio for tracked & wheeled vehicles and weapon & sensor platforms. The radios help to produce and share real time situational awareness (location, image, voice, video, and sensor data) to all levels of the organization. This improves the performance and the effectiveness of the tactical troops, and leading the troops is easier based on the up-to-date situational awareness and more reliable connections.

The radios provide a uniquely wide range of frequencies, 30-2500 MHz without gaps, across several frequency bands. Together with flexible configuration options and routing networks, even thousands of radios in one network are supported. Using several waveforms, even simultaneously in the vehicular radio, improves compatibility and enables operations on different levels and missions.



Frequency Agility

Uniquely wide range of frequencies, 30-2500 MHz without gaps, providing frequency agility and less interference

Support for Several Waveforms

Support for several different waveforms and seamless porting also for legacy and national proprietary waveforms

LTE Access

Optional LTE module for connecting to commercial LTE networks

Support for Several Routing Networks

Support for several routing networks and even thousands of radios in one network

Flexible Integration of C2 Applications

Application sandbox for flexible integration of C2 application, such as BMS and blue force tracking

Highly Secure

Access to information security implementation and certification both nationally and internationally.  Sovereign management of the radios with Bittium Tactical Device Management™.

Connectivity Across the Battlefield

The Tough SDR Vehicular radio is part of a product family that includes also tactical Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™ radio for dismounted soldiers.

Both radios are compatible with Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system, and together with the related waveforms, it is possible to bring broadband data and voice to all mobile troops starting from brigade level and all the way across the battlefield.

The networks and nodes can be managed with Bittium Tactical Network Management™ system. The intuitive and visual toolset is used for network planning, real-time management of the networks, and performance analysis based on big data collected from the network.


Seamless Interoperability

Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™

Tactical software defined radio for dismounted soldiers, part of the Tough SDR product family.

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN)

High-data-rate wireless IP network as a backbone to support command and control (C2) data transmission.

Tactical Waveforms

Waveforms at the core of the high-level data performance, security and reliability of the tactical systems and networks.

Bittium Tactical Device Management™

Easy and secure management of tactical devices prior, during, and after deployment.

Bittium Tactical Network Management™

Intuitive and visual system for planning, managing & analysing tactical networks effectively.


Selected References


Open/close section Bittium TAC WIN Waveform™

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) Waveform is a wideband waveform that provides the foundation for a high-performance tactical network.

Key features

  • High-data-rate
  • Frequency hopping, adaptive modulation, MANET routing
  • Independent from GNSS using Bittium Air Interface Synchronization (AIS)
  • Optimized interference cancellation algorithms
  • Supported bandwidths: 5 / 10 / 20 MHz
  • QoS based network radio resource management
  • Supports a large number of network subscribers. Up to 100 simultaneous nodes in the same 2-hop wireless MANET network. Up to 1000 active nodes in the wired and wireless IP network.
Open/close section Bittium Narrowband Waveform™

Bittium Narrowband Waveform™ enables transmitting and receiving voice and messages in command network reliably even with long communication ranges and in hostile, jammed environments.

Key features

  • CNR waveform operating in VHF and UHF bands from 30 to 512 MHz with 50 kHz channel bandwidth
  • No practical limit for number of nodes in the network
  • Node mobility up to 130 km/h
  • Frequency hopping
  • COMSEC (AES256) for voice and data, TRANSEC to protect all radio transmissions including signaling
Open/close section ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform

In addition to Bittium's proprietary waveforms, Bittium provides the ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform (EHDRWF) with Bittium Tough SDR radios. 

Bittium is a founding member in the a4ESSOR consortium that is responsible for the development of the ESSOR waveforms in the ESSOR program

Key features

  • Enables broadband data transfer, cooperation and direct communications between different national troops in coalition operations starting already from the patrol level
  • Interoperable, secure, MANET radio transmission network
  • Frequency range 225-400 MHz (extensible in Tough SDR)
  • 1,25 MHz bandwidth, frequency hopping, frequency diversity (automatic establishment of parallel communications on different frequency channels)

The waveform is under ratification as NATO STANAG 5651.


The aim of the ESSOR program is to develop the European Software Defined Radio technology in order to improve the capabilities for cooperation in coalition operations. In addition to the European High Data Rate Waveform, the first phase of the program produced and validated the definition for the European Software Defined Radio Architecture which was ported and qualified on six different European platforms.