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Bittium, Finland sign agreement

10th August 2017 - 08:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Bittium Wireless and the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of new software defined radio (SDR)-based tactical radios, the company announced on 8 August.

The LOI includes the Bittium Tough SDR Handheld radio and the Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular radio.

If materialised in full, the total value of the purchase agreement could reach around $153.2 million over ten years.

As per the LOI, Bittium will develop the products with its own research and development investments and the FDF will support the development work to ensure that the products meet requirements and by making preparations for the purchase of the products.

The products will renew the FDF’s field radios with modern, SDR-based broadband data transfer radios to support the reformed combat doctrine. The radios are compatible with the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network already used by the FDF.

The new Bittium Tough SDR product includes Bittium Tough SDR handheld, tactical handheld radio for individual soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular, tactical radio for vehicle installations. The radios are designed to produce and share real time situational awareness - location, image, voice, video, and sensor data - to all levels of the organisation. 

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