Medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has announced that it is supporting the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to further strengthen its secure communication capabilities.

The company received several orders from FMV that encompass the further development of existing communication systems and solutions. The combined order value is around Skr63m ($7.21m).

Sectra and FMV have been working together since 1987. Under the current collaboration, the company developed and delivered products for secure communication.

Deliveries are expected to enable Sweden’s military and civil defence agencies to fortify systems and communicate efficiently.

Sectra Communications president Simo Pykälistö said: “The security policy situation has worsened in recent years, and foreign powers are working actively on recording and collecting data concerning sensitive operations.

“Sweden’s capacity for secure communication is therefore of crucial importance, and this order confirms that we are playing an important role in its maintenance and further development.”

Founded in 1978, Sectra’s head office is based in Linköping, Sweden. The company offers its products directly to 19 countries and supplies globally through its partners.

In the 2019-20 fiscal year, the company posted sales of Skr1.66bn ($190.15m).

The company’s Secure Communications business provides secure voice and data communications solutions that are certified at the national level, by the EU and Nato, as well as security analysis and monitoring of critical IT systems.

Operations are conducted from its offices in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and the US.