Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for further development of the software package (waveform) for the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) system that is used as the wireless broadband network by the Finnish Defence Forces in their M18 command, control and communications system. The work package that was ordered now will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the years 2017 and 2018.
The product development of the software package is part of the renewal of the Finnish Army’s command, control and communications system, where the Software-Defined Radio based Bittium TAC WIN system forms the core of the Army’s tactical wireless IP network. Bittium TAC WIN provides a mobile broadband IP network connection for the combat troops. This supports the Finnish Army’s reformed combat doctrine, where mobility, leading the troops on the move and effective communications are playing a key role. The main objective for the development work of the software package is to continue enhancing the performance, data transfer capacity and survivability of the software and the related radio platform. The development work is done based on the observations made during field-testing and waveform research done by Bittium.