Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system’s products, which are meant for tactical communications. The purchase order is part of the renewal of the Finnish Defence Forces’ command, control and communications system, where the software-defined Bittium TAC WIN system is used for forming tactical communication networks. Bittium TAC WIN provides combat survivable, wireless broadband IP connections for troops for whom mobility, commanding on the move and effective communications play a key role. The value of the purchase order is approximately EUR 1.6 million (excl. VAT). The ordered products will be delivered during the year 2020.
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. Tactical router enables also connections to different types of terminals and other communication systems connecting them into one communication network.
In addition to the router, the system comprises three types of radio heads, and each radio head covers its own frequency band area and can be used for flexible formation of optimized network topologies for different communication needs. All the products of the system are designed for harsh conditions, and thanks to the system’s automated functions the implementation of the system can be done quickly. Due to the software-based functionality of the Bittium TAC WIN system, it can be easily updated with additional performance cost-efficiently during the whole lifespan of the system.