Inside Information: Bittium Wireless Ltd, a Subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and the Finnish Defense Forces Prepare a Framework Agreement on Tactical Communications Products -October 27, 2023 at 08:01 am EDT

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Inside information: Bittium Wireless Ltdsubsidiary of Bittium Corporationand the Finnish Defense Forces are preparing a framework agreement for tactical communication products

Bittium CorporationStock Exchange Announcement, October 27, 2023at 15.00 (CEST+1)

The Minister of Defense of Finland, Mr. Antti Häkkänen, authorized the Finnish Defense Forces to sign a framework agreement with Bittium Wireless Ltdsubsidiary of Bittium Corporationregarding the purchase of a software-defined radio-based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network(TM) (TAC WON) system products and Bittium Tough Comnode(TM) communication devices and related accessories. The framework agreement will cover the years 2023-2028 and the products will be used in all three branches of service of the defense forces. The procurement authorization for the framework agreement will have a maximum value of 51.6 million euros (without VAT). Based on the framework agreement, the Finnish Defense Forces will issue separate purchase orders in several lots during the validity period of the agreement. The framework agreement will not change Bittium’s financial outlook for 2023 (updated on 15th of September2023).

The previous framework agreement between Bittium and the Finnish Defense Forces for TAC WIN system products covered the years 2021-2024 and had a total maximum value of approx. 30 million eurosand the Tough Comnode Device Framework Agreement covers the years 2018-2022 and has a maximum value of 8.3 million euros. The maximum requested quantities under the two framework contracts have been fulfilled in full.

Bittium TAC WIN is a high-performance communications system for a variety of defense use cases, offering broadband IP network connectivity to mobile communications stations and command posts. The system supports the combat doctrine of the Finnish Defense Forces, where mobility and command of troops on the move as well as effective communications play a key role. The robust and modular system is used by all three branches of the Finnish Defense Forces.

The versatile Bittium Tough Comnode meets the data transmission needs of the mobile troops of the Finnish Defense Forces, for example as a VoIP phone (Voice over IP), IP router (Internet Protocol) and SHDSL repeater (Symmetrical high– high-speed digital subscriber line). The devices are used by all three services of the Finnish Defense Forces.

Oulu, October 27, 2023

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Bittium specializes in developing reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its over 35-year heritage of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms, as well as R&D services. Complementing its communication and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and notebooks. Bittium also provides biosignal measurement health technology products and services in cardiology and neurophysiology. Net sales in 2022 were 82.5 million euros and operating profit was 0.3 million euros. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network(TM)

Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WON) is a software defined radio (SDR) based wireless broadband network system designed for military and public safety use. With the MANET (mobile ad hoc network) system, links and interconnect networks can be quickly formed into one logical IP network regardless of location. Bittium TAC WIN is compatible with existing fixed and wireless network infrastructures. The core of the system is a tactical router that allows users to freely form both wired and wireless broadband IP data connections. The tactical router also allows connections to different types of terminals and other communication systems to connect them into a single communication network. In addition to the router, the system consists of three types of radio heads, each radio head covering its own frequency band and can be used to flexibly form optimized network topologies for different communication needs. All system products are designed for harsh environments, and thanks to the system’s automated features, system deployment is quick. Due to the software-based functionality of the Bittium TAC WIN system, it can be easily updated with additional performance, allowing it to be developed and maintained cost-effectively throughout the life of the system.

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Bittium Tough Comnode(TM)

The versatile Bittium Tough Comnode meets the data transmission needs of mobile troops, functioning as a VoIP phone, IP router and SHDSL repeater, for example. The Bittium Tough Comnode is rugged and easy to install in a variety of environments and is also portable by soldiers on the battlefield. The device is compatible with the software-defined radio-based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network(TM) (TAC WON) system and Bittium Tough SDR(TM) radios that are designed for wideband tactical communications. The Tough Comnode device offers a variety of connectivity options to third-party equipment and systems as well. The Bittium Tough Comnode also enables the use of legacy Combat Net Radios (CNR) as part of an IP-based tactical communications system (Radio over IP, RoIP).

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