Austrian BMVL selects Kapsch BusinessCom for tactical communications

5 December 2018 (Last Updated December 5th, 2018 11:16)

Austrian defence administration Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung (BMVL) has selected Bittium’s partner Kapsch BusinessCom for its new tactical communications system.

Austrian defence administration Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung (BMVL) has selected Bittium’s partner Kapsch BusinessCom for its new tactical communications system.

Kapsch BusinessCom will serve as the new internet protocol (IP) based tactical communication system provider for the Austrian defence forces.

The company participated in the large-scale, internationally tendered programme called the Future Tactical Communications Network (FTCN).

Under the FTCN programme, the tactical communications of the Austrian defence forces will be renewed with a complete IP-based system.

On 23 November, BMVL informed the Austrian information technology company Kapsch BusinessCom about the selection as part of the public competitive bidding.

“Kapsch BusinessCom’s bid for the new tactical communication system includes Bittium’s products such as the software-defined radio-based tactical wireless IP network system.”

The administration conveyed that selection will be finalised if the losing parties of the competitive bidding do not file any appeals during a ten-day period.

Following the expiry of the ten-day appeal period, Kapsch BusinessCom will prepare for the signing of the contract with the administration.

Kapsch BusinessCom’s bid for the new tactical communication system includes Bittium’s products such as the software-defined radio-based tactical wireless IP network (TAC WIN) system, tough comnode, and tough VoIP.

Bittium’s TAC WIN system will form the core of the new tactical communications system.

Kapsch BusinessCom will be responsible for the integration and delivery of the complete system to the Austrian defence forces.

Deliveries under the contract are expected to be fulfilled during 2019-21. Bittium’s share of the total value is around €30m excluding value-added tax.