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Bittium to Continue Porting ESSOR to TOUGH SDR for Finland

€1.6 Million Order Takes Up Option from 2019 Contract

Bittium has received an order to continue porting the European Secure SOftware-defined Radio (ESSOR) Operational Capability 1 (OC1) wideband waveform to the TOUGH software-defined radios (SDR) that are to be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF), the company announced on 17 February.

The order is a continuation of the ESSOR waveform porting order received in 2019 and moved the process from the design to the implementation phase. The porting of the waveform to the national SDR enables compatibility between radios used in European coalition operations, in accordance with the goals of the ESSOR programme.

The ESSOR OC1 phase has continued the ESSOR programme, started in 2009, with the aim of enhancing the operational capabilities of the ESSOR High Data Rate Waveform (HDR WF), meant for joint operations by troops from different coalition nations. The TOUGH SDR products are able to make flexible use of the most suitable and best-performing waveform, such as the ESSOR HDR, Bittium TAC WIN and Bittium Narrowband Waveforms. Using several waveforms, even simultaneously, improves compatibility and enables operations on different levels and missions.

The value of the new purchase order is approximately €1.6 million and represents the FDF taking up an option for the year 2020 from a purchase order announced in April 2019. The corresponding work will be carried out during 2020.

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