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Finland to purchase Bittium radios

17th December 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Finnish Defence Forces' Logistics Command has been authorised to sign an agreement with Bittium Wireless for the procurement of Bittium Tough software-defined radio (SDR) handheld and vehicle radios and related accessories.

The agreement is based on a letter of intent signed between Bittium and Finland in August 2017. It also includes options to purchase additional tactical radios and their related accessories, training and system management for the army, air force and navy.  

If realised in full, the total value of the contract would be €257 million over the next ten years.

The Bittium Tough SDR handheld and vehicle radios will be used to renew the Finnish Defence Forces’ existing tactical radios with modern, SDR-based broadband data transfer radios.

The radios are compatible with the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network SDR based system already in use with Finnish forces, and will be used initially by the army as part of a phased replacement of analogous field radios.

Deliveries will be complete by the end of 2020.

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