Bittium announced on 23 November 2018, that its cooperation partner, Austrian information technology company Kapsch BusinessCom AG was informed by the Austrian defense administration (Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung BMVL) that it should be selected as the provider of the new IP-based tactical communication system for the Austrian defense forces in case no appeals by the losing parties of the competitive bidding will be filed during the next ten-days appeal period. This is a typical process in such public competitive bidding. The ten-day appeal period has expired and no appeals have been filed. The signing of the contract is scheduled to December 2018.

Bittium’s products for tactical communications are a significant part of Kapsch BusinessCom’s winning bid, including the Software Defined Radio based Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system, which will be the core of the new communication system, as well as Bittium Tough Comnode and Bittium Tough VoIP products.

Bittium’s share of the total value is around €30 million (excl. VAT). The product deliveries are expected to take place during the years 2019-2021 and the majority of the net sales is estimated to realise during the years 2020 and 2021. This does not change Bittium’s financial outlook for the year 2018, published on 8 August 2018 in the company’s half year interim report.