Secure tactical radio for peacekeeping forces

Linköping, Sweden, (PresseBox) - FMV, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, has placed an additional order for Sectra's crypto for secure tactical radio. The encryption is used by Swedish peacekeeping forces to protect radio communications from eavesdropping. The order is worth SEK 8 million.

Sectra's voice crypto for tactical radio protects radio communications between vehicles and troops in the field from eavesdropping. The crypto product is flexible and protects communication over the radio networks Ra 180 and Ra 1512 as well as over IPbased tactical networks. The ordered crypto products will be delivered by summer 2010.

"Encryption of defense secrets entails the protection of life and ensures that military forces are able to successfully complete their peacekeeping missions. Sectra provides the Swedish Defense and its task forces with easytouse crypto products that protect and increase the efficiency of communications," says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications.

The Swedish Defense is investing in communications security. Swedishled forces, such as the Nordic Battle Group, use Sectra Tiger XS for secure IP telephony in command positions and Sectra's crypto product for tactical radio for secure communications between military forces. During 2009, FMV also ordered integration of these various crypto systems to facilitate secure communications directly between headquarters and troops in the field.

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 cuttingedge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping 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.

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