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Bittium to provide Finnish Defence Forces with cutting-edge tactical communications solutions

Source: Bittium, Defence Industry Europe

The Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen has authorized the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a framework agreement with Bittium Wireless Ltd, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, on the purchase of the software-defined radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system’s products and Bittium Tough Comnode communication devices and related accessories. The Framework Agreement would concern the years 2023-2028 and the products would be in use in all three service branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. The procurement authorization for the Framework Agreement would have a maximum value of EUR 51.6 million (excluding VAT), Bittium said in a press release.

 

Based on the framework agreement, the Finnish Defence Forces would issue separate purchase orders in several batches during the validity period of the agreement.

The previous framework agreement between Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces for the products of the TAC WIN system covered the years 2021–2024 and had a total maximum value of approximately EUR 30 million, and the framework agreement for Tough Comnode devices covered the years 2018–2022 and had a maximum value of EUR 8.3 million. The maximum order quantities according to both framework agreements have been realized in full.

 

350 x 200

 

Bittium TAC WIN is a high-performance communications system for various use cases of defense forces, offering a broadband IP network connection to mobile communication stations and command posts. The system supports the combat doctrine of the Finnish Defence Forces, where mobility and commanding troops on the move as well as effective communications play a key role. The resilient and modular system is used by all three service branches of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The versatile Bittium Tough Comnode device fulfills the data transmission needs of the mobile troops of the Finnish Defence Forces, for example as a VoIP phone (Voice over IP), IP router (Internet Protocol) and SHDSL repeater (Symmetrical High-speed Digital Subscriber Line). The devices are used by all three service branches of the Finnish Defence Forces.

 

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