Finland’s Bittium Wireless and the Finnish Defence Forces have signed a EUR 30 million (US$35.1 million) Framework Agreement for the purchase of Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system products.
The Framework Agreement covers the years 2018-2020, the company announced Wednesday.
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”, said Chief of C3-sector, Major (Eng.) Jari Viuho, Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command, Joint Systems Centre.
Bittium TAC WIN provides broadband IP network connections for mobile communication stations and command posts.
On July 6 2017, Bittium announced 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.
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.
Finnish Defence Forces has been authorized by the ministry of defense to purchase Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system products that covers years 2018-2020, with the agreement value being EUR 30 million. Bittium and Finnish Defence Forces plan to sign a Framework Agreement for the delivery of Bittium TAC WIN products, Under the Framework Agreement, Finnish Defence Forces would issue separate purchase orders for the products each year
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