Oulu, Finland, January 28, 2019 – 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 purchase order includes the maintenance and further development of 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. These systems are used by the Finnish Defence Forces to support their reformed combat doctrine, where mobility, leading the troops on the move and effective communications play a key role.
The purchase order applies to the years 2019-2020 and includes technical support for the systems and the equipment, software support, maintaining readiness for system support, management of system support and development of new features. Included is also the development of the waveform used by the Bittium TAC WIN system. This persevering development work continues the further improvement of the data transfer capacity and survivability of the TAC WIN system so that the performance of the whole system is world-class.
The value of the purchase order is EUR 3.4 million (excl. VAT). The purchase order does not affect Bittium’s financial outlook for the year 2018 (published in the Half Year Financial Report January–June 2018 on August 8, 2018). Bittium will publish its Financial Statement Bulletin 2018 on February 21, 2019, where Bittium will release the Financial Outlook for 2019.
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:
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