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Finnish defense forces order Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphones

By Ryan Maass
Finnish defense forces order Bittium Tough Mobile LTE smartphones
According to Bittium, the Tough Mobile smartphones ordered by the Finnish defense forces are fitted for demanding environments and include special security measures. Bittium photo

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bittium has received a contract from the Finnish defense forces to provide Tough Mobile LTE smartphones.

According to Bittium, the company's smartphones are designed to be used in demanding environments, and come equipped with security features such as tamper-detection and integrity check capabilities.

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Finnish defense officials say the purchase enhances their mobile communication abilities.

"Bittium is a strategic partner to the Finnish Defence Forces, especially in supplying wireless communications solutions for normal conditions, when those conditions are disturbed, and for state of emergency," Finnish Brigadier General Mikko Heiskanen said in a press release.

Bittium's Tough Mobile LTE smartphone is designed to meet specific security requirements for processing classified information, and can transfer files over a secure network. The devices are also equipped with Digia Salpa, a mobile communications encryption product that protects calls and messages.

In the field, users are able to choose between public and confidential modes, allowing them to use the devices for professional and personal use.

"It is very important for us to be an active party in the implementation of Finland's cyber strategy. In addition, the Finnish Defense Forces as our customer gives us a highly valued reference when marketing our systems internationally," Bittium's Jari Sankala added.

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