Norwegian Armed Forces orders Sectra Tiger
First export order for a secure telephone:
The Norwegian Armed Forces today ordered Sectra's secure GSM telephone, the
Tiger. The order is worth a total of SEK 40 million. Sectra Tiger is the first
telephone in the world to meet the highest demands for telephone security and
has potential to become a major international product. This is the first order
to a NATO country for the Sectra Tiger.
It is now three years ago since Sectra, in the face of tough competition, was
selected to develop a secure GSM telephone. The order was placed by the
Swedish Defence Materials Administration. The first Swedish batch orders for a
total of 600 telephones valued at SEK 20 million were made in summer this
Today's order requires that Tiger must be adapted to meet Norwegian Armed
Forces specifications and the rules applying within NATO. Following the 18-
month development and adaptation project, the Norwegian Armed Forces have the
option of batch delivery of the telephones.
" The Chief of Defence Norway / Security Staff (CHOD/Sec) considers that the
GSM crypto telephone will contribute to improved security of voice, data and
fax communications from permanent locations, home offices, vehicles, and at
meetings, domestic and abroad, via existing communications infrastructures, "
says Jan Erik Larsen, Brigadier, Chief CHOD/Sec in Norway.
"Sectra is awarded the contract due to the company's crypto competence, and
its proven ability to integrate crypto and GSM technology. Sectra and the
Norwegian defence have, during the last 4 years, exchanged crypto methodology
and technology. The company has established basic knowledge of Norwegian
requirements. CHOD/Sec is looking forward to a challenging and rewarding co-
operation, " concludes Brigadier Jan Erik Larsen.
"This is our first export order for Sectra Tiger. We are convinced that this
telephone will become a major export product," says Sectra Communications
Managing Vice President, Per Unell. The immediate next step is to present
Sectra Tiger at the world's largest telecom exhibition in Geneva on October
Sectra Tiger has been developed in co-operation with experts from the Swedish
Armed Forces and is the first GSM telephone in the world to meet the market's
highest demands for secure communication. The Tiger system provides secure
communication of voice, data and SMS services. Furthermore, Sectra Tiger
offers a level of flexibility, functionality and accessibility that
corresponds to today's modern cellular telephones.
For further information, please contact:
Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO, Sectra AB,
telephone: +46 (0)13-23 52 09,
Visit our website http://www.sectra.se for
illustrations of the Sectra Tiger.
Sectra has successfully conducted operations to develop and market high-tech
IT and telecom products since the mid-1980s. Today, the company's operations
focus on products within medical imaging systems, secure communications
systems and digital radio systems. Operations within secure communications
systems are conducted through the wholly owned subsidiary, Sectra
Sectra AB, which is located in Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden, has
evolved out of research work conducted at the University of Linköping.
Operations are conducted in five countries through a total of 140 employees.
Annual sales total SEK 183 million. Sectra has been quoted on the O List of
the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange since March 1999.