TeleCommunication Systems Receives $14.9 Million WorldWide Satellite Systems Order From U.S. Army
Contract Awarded to Support Global Broadcast Service
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (Marketwire) -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, has received a $14.9 million contract order from the U.S. Army to provide Transportable Ground Receive Suites and related spare parts to support the Global Broadcast Service (GBS).
This award was made under the Army's $5 billion WorldWide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle in support of the Program Manager for the Warfighter Information Network -- Tactical (PM WIN-T).
Shipments are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009 and continue through the third quarter of 2010.
GBS is a high-speed, one-way satellite data communications broadcast capability that transmits information directly to in-theater warfighters.
In support of GBS, the Transportable Ground Receive Suites (consisting of a Broadcast Manager, a Next Generation Receive Terminal and cryptographic equipment) substantially enhance the situational awareness capabilities of the U.S. Army by extending the real-time tactical content available to its mobile force.
TCS has a proven track record over the past decade of providing this type of highly specialized solution to the Department of Defense, Special Operations and Intelligence Communities, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.
"We continue to meet the most challenging demands of our military by delivering critical communications equipment in a timely fashion," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS. "Our communications suites are supporting our valiant warfighters in key, forward--deployed locations."
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a leader in wireless text messaging and location--based technology, including E9--1--1 services and commercial applications like navigation that use the precise location of a wireless device, and secure satellite--based communications systems and services. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, cable MSOs, automotive telematics vendors, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. TCS is one of six primary vendors on a $5 billion Army Worldwide Satellite Systems Contract vehicle.