Engineering company Bittium has secured a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the maintenance and further development of tactical communications systems and related products.
Under the €2.3m deal, the company will deliver Bittium’s Tactical Wireless Internet Protocol (IP) Network (TAC WIN) and Tough Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems for tactical IP calls and data transfer.
The project also includes delivery of technical support of the systems and the equipment, software support, system support maintenance and management, and new features development.
Bittium’s TAC WIN is a software-defined radio-based wireless broadband network system that is compatible with existing fixed and wireless network infrastructures.
Designed for military and public safety use, TAC WIN will enable mobile ad hoc network (MANET), link and connection networks to be developed into one logical IP network, irrespective of the location.
The system offers a tactical router that allows users to freely form wired and wireless broadband data transfer over IP connections.
Bittium Tough VoIP can be easily integrated with the existing IP infrastructure. It allows for tactical IP calls and data transfer in the most challenging environments.
The Tough VoIP Service software product helps fixed data network users and wireless tactical data network users to be connected to the same voice service network.
This enhances the capability to lead troops while maintaining situational awareness in the rapidly changing conditions of the battlefield.