The Finnish Defence Forces order Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system’s products based on a Framework Agreement on the purchase of the products. The value of the purchase order is approximately €8.8 million (excl. VAT). The ordered tactical routers and radio heads are related to several ongoing projects in the Finnish Defense Forces, where Bittium TAC WIN provides broadband IP network connections for mobile communication stations and command posts.
Bittium TAC WIN system’s products are ordered based on a Framework Agreement between Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces, according to which the Finnish Defence Forces purchase Bittium TAC WIN system’s products for tactical communications. The Framework Agreement covers the years 2021–2024, with a total value of approximately €30 million (excl. VAT) at the maximum. According to the Framework Agreement, the Finnish Defence Forces will issue separate purchase orders for the products each year. Bittium announced on December 22, 2020 that the Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen had authorized the Finnish Defence Forces to purchase Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system’s products.
The ordered products will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2022.