Linkoping, Sweden, February 25, 2009 --[ASDWIre]-- The Swedish Defense Forces are expanding the use of Sectra's Tiger system for encrypted telephony. The Tiger XS products will be used to protect national secrets and to secure voice communications during international peacekeeping missions such as the Nordic Battlegroup. The order from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration is valued at SEK 20 million.
"Many of our Tiger users have a fundamental need to protect the nation's security and simultaneously communicate securely during international missions. Using the same product to protect different types of sensitive information facilitates everyday life for our users," says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications.
The Swedish Defense Forces is already equipping for the next Nordic Battlegroup, which will be ready for deployment in the first half of 2011. The first Tiger XS products were delivered to the Swedish Defense prior to the Nordic Battlegroup in 2008.
In every other EU country there's a Tiger
Tiger products are used in more than half of EU's member countries by decision-makers, officials and the military to protect telephone conversations against eavesdropping. Tiger XS is certified by the EU, NATO and many national security and accreditation bodies, which makes it the most secure product on the market for encrypted telephony. The user can choose to protect telephone conversations via ordinary telephone lines, GSM, ISDN and IP networks as well as via satellite systems. Tiger XS is also used for encrypted SMS, fax and secure data transfers.
About Sectra's secure communication systems
Sectra develops and sells products for secure voice and data communications. The customers are primarily government authorities and defense departments in Europe with strict demands on communications security. Sectra has strong core expertise in encryption and is one of the world's leading companies in the design and development of secure communications systems. Sectra's Tiger products are used by customers in more than half of all EU member states.
About the Sectra Group
Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linkoping University in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in eleven countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2007/2008 fiscal year totaled SEK 743 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit http://www.sectra.com.
Dr. Michael Bertilsson
President Sectra Communications AB
+46 (0)708-23 52 25
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer
CEO and President Sectra AB
+46 (0)13 23 52 09