Nokia has confirmed the completion of its purchase of Fenix Group.

The acquisition, which was initially announced in December, will expand Nokia's footprint in the US.

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Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fenix specializes in providing tactical communications solutions for defense communities, including tactical broadband products.

Its networks are "designed to provide for mission-critical services at the Edge, mitigating reliance on satellite communications, cloud-based services, or higher-echelon command data networks."

The move will add these products, plus Fenix's Banshee family and Talon MANET radios, to Nokia's current offering.

Nokia notes that the products bolster its existing portfolio, and enable it to "offer a more comprehensive suite of 3GPP-based solutions to its defense customers worldwide.

"The closing of the Fenix Group acquisition marks a significant step forward in our strategy to grow our defense business, as well as our overall US strategy," said Mike Loomis, president of Nokia Federal Solutions.

"Fenix's expertise in broadband tactical communications perfectly complements our existing offerings, and together we will be even better positioned to deliver high-performance, secure, and reliable solutions to our defense customers, helping them achieve mission-critical objectives."

"We are excited to officially join forces with Nokia. By combining our innovative solutions with Nokia's global reach and resources, we can create even greater value for our customers and make a significant impact on the future of secure military communications," added Dave Peterson, CEO of Fenix Group.

In January, Nokia unveiled a dedicated entity called Nokia Federal Solutions (NFS), focused on providing secure solutions to the US federal government.

NFS will utilize Nokia’s technology portfolio underpinned by Nokia Bell Labs to address the critical needs of US federal agencies across diverse missions.

The vendor has previously said the unit will deliver private cellular, Edge computing, and other critical connected solutions to the federal government.

Fenix Group was previously a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital.