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Digia invests in the defence industry sector by establishing a new Defence unit

IT services used by the defence industry are characterised by long-term partnerships and the critical role of 24/7 services and infrastructure, data security and continuous technological innovation. Digia has solid expertise and experience in digital services for the defence industry. We brought together experts in critical systems and project coordination into a single Defence unit that delivers new efficiency and added value for the sector throughout Digia’s service offering.


Digital services for the defence industry require long-term development, scalability and ensured operational reliability and data security. Digia is a reputable, secure and reliable Finnish software and service provider. Digia has two decades of experience working with defence industry clients as well as in innovating, developing and producing digital services in accordance with the sector's stringent security critical requirements. For example, the Finnish Defence Forces are a longstanding client and close partner of Digia.

“We take pride in our expertise and professionals in the defence industry sector and our ability to provide critical digital services over the long term. For example, we have been a service provider for the Finnish Defence Forces for two decades: The future of our partnership over the next 20 years is at the core of Digia’s built-in service model and attitude,” says Sami Paihonen, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions at Digia.

In the picture from the left: Sami Paihonen, Jussi Tammelin and President and CEO of Digia Timo Levoranta.

“Digia's organisation already has more than 130 experts with a security clearance, with new ones added as needed. Several dozens of top experts work full time in the defence industry, bringing the latest expertise to the sector. We are also determined in our efforts to build a Finnish network of professionals in different areas of expertise. Through the Digia Hub competence centre, we provide our experience and expertise for the defence industry under the theme “Together we are more”,” Paihonen adds.

”As digitalisation and digital services are constantly evolving, it is important to be both an extremely reliable service provider as well as also a visionary. The best way to do this is by pooling our top specialists and expertise in the sector into one unit. The Defence unit was created because we believe bringing together key experts of defence industry solutions to be a source of synergy and new drive and opportunities for development for the entire sector, and in order to promote growth and increase the pool of professionals for the Finnish defence industry both domestically and internationally,” says Jussi Tammelin, Director of Digia’s Defence Unit.

Digia’s new Defence Unit began its operations in early May 2022.

Further information:

Media contacts:

Sami Paihonen
Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions, Digia Plc
tel. +358 50 502 1111

Jussi Tammelin
Director, Defence, Digia Plc
tel. +358 50 574 6570



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Digia is a software and service company that combines technological possibilities and human capabilities to build intelligent business, society and a sustainable future. Our mission is to ensure that our customers are at the forefront of digital evolution. There are more than 1,500 of us working at Digia and we operate globally with our international customers. Digia’s turnover in 2023 was EUR 192,1 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (DIGIA).