Swedish Defense Forces streamline peacekeeping forces' communictions

Linkoping, Sweden, June 22, 2009 --[ASDWire]-- Sectra has been commissioned by FMV, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, to further develop the Tiger system used by the Swedish Defense Forces for encrypted telephony. The solution being developed in cooperation with FMV will enable peacekeeping forces to communicate in a secure manner directly between headquarters and troops in the field. The order value amounts to SEK 13 million. Sweden's defense policy relating to international peacekeeping forces places demands on flexibility and capability to transmit information between users of various types of communications equipment. Swedish-led forces, such as the Nordic Battlegroup, use Sectra's Tiger XS for secure IP telephony in command positions and Sectra's crypto product for secure tactical radio by troops in the field. The assignment that Sectra recently received from the Swedish Defense Forces pertains to the integration between these various crypto systems. "It is important for us to simplify daily life for users of our crypto products. The solution that we are currently developing will provide personnel in the field and in command positions the opportunity for secure communications with each other and contribute to more efficient communications within peacekeeping forces," says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications. Sectra Tiger for encrypted telephony Tiger XS is a personal voice encryptor that protects telephone calls from eavesdropping over telephone lines, GSM, ISDN and IP networks as well as via satellite systems. Tiger has been certified by the EU, NATO and several government authorities for national security purposes, making it the most secure product in the market for encrypted telephony. Sectra crypto for secure tactical radio Sectra's voice encryptor for tactical radio protects radio communications between vehicles and troops in the field from eavesdropping. Tactical radios are used by military troops for radio communications and are either portable or installed in vehicles and containers. 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 Tiger is 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 Linkoping University in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in twelve countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2008/2009 fiscal year totaled SEK 863 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For further 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

Source: Sectra AB
Date: Jun 24, 2009

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