06 May 2020

The Finnish Defence Forces exercises EUR 2 million Savox option

The Finnish Defence Forces has exercised its option for an additional purchase of Soldier Routers from Savox Communications, defined in the 2016 Soldier Router contract. The EUR 2 million order will be provided to The Finnish Defence Forces by the end of 2020. 

The Soldier Router has been developed in close cooperation with The Finnish Defence Forces since 2016. It allows the use of existing field radios as a part of a modern battlefield command and control system, improving the situational awareness of field operations.

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Savox Communications is developing a new information system (Savox Information system) for government use, and the Soldier Router is an essential part of this overall system. It combines different devices and solutions seamlessly to both wired and mobile systems.

“In developing the command and control system, it is important to better integrate the current radio hardware into the new M18 system. Savox’s solution plays a central role in achieving this,” says Colonel Eero Valkola, Inspector of Signals of the Finnish Army.

“The development of our offering clearly reflects our customers’ increased need to form situational awareness by refining and sharing information. One central challenge is to seamlessly combine already existing technologies with new ones in order to lay the foundations for tomorrow’s capacity today. The Soldier Router is a good example of our capability of rising to this complex challenge. I am proud that we got this opportunity to develop such unique technology together with the Finnish Defence Forces,” says Sami Paihonen, CTO of Savox Communications.

For more information, please contact

Sami Paihonen, CTO, Savox Communications
+358 505021111, sami.paihonen@savox.com

Janne Pöllänen, Vice President, New Business and Key Accounts, Savox Communications
+358 509117730; janne.pollanen@savox.com


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