August 11, 2017-
Bittium Wireless Ltd, subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and the Finnish Defence Forces have signed a Framework Agreement for the purchase of Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system products. The Framework Agreement covers the years 2018-2020, and if materialized in full, the total value of the agreement is EUR 30 million (excl. VAT). According to the Framework Agreement, Finnish Defence Forces will issue separate purchase orders for the products each year. The Framework Agreement has no effect on Bittium's financial outlook for the year 2017, published on August 9, 2017 in Bittium's Half Year Financial Report January-June 2017.
”The Framework Agreement helps us to inform equipment pricing to different military branches, collect equipment needs from different units for each year, and make respective purchase orders collectively”, says Chief of C3-sector, Major (Eng.) Jari Viuho, Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command, Joint Systems Centre.
”The Framework Agreement is an excellent proof of the field applicability of our products, as well as a show of confidence from the Finnish Defence Forces regarding our work. We continue the good cooperation and the product deliveries with enthusiasm over the coming years”, says Mr. Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium.
The Framework Agreement is continuation to the long cooperation between the Finnish Defence Forces and Bittium. It will continue the renewal of the Finnish Defence Forces’ command, control and communications system, where the Software Defined Radio based Bittium TAC WIN system acts as the backbone for tactical data transfer. Bittium TAC WIN provides broadband IP network connections for mobile communication stations and command posts. In the reformed combat doctrine of the Finnish Defence Forces, mobility, leading the troops on the move and effective communications play a key role.
Bittium announced on July 6, 2017 that the Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö had authorized Finnish Defence Forces to purchase Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system products meant for tactical data transfer.
Source : Bittium