TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has received a new $9.3 million order from the U.S. Army for upgrades and spare kits of Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite System equipment.
The order is initially funded at $1.8 million and will be funded up to a total of $9.3 million if the options are fully exercised through July 2012. This new order will provide support equipment and maintenance of TCS' highly reliable SNAP deployable communications products, as previously awarded through other delivery orders for SNAP equipment. The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program (CSTP) is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle, which has been extended to July 27, 2012 with all deliveries required to be completed by August 28, 2012.
"Having deployable satellite communications systems that are reliable can be a huge contributing factor in the success of the U.S. armed forces," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS. "This order is yet more proof that when it comes to selecting dependable and secure satellite communications equipment, TCS is the logical choice."
The TCS SNAP VSAT systems used to fulfill SNAP program requirements provide multimedia communications capabilities which convey encrypted voice, video and data. TCS SNAP products are highly transportable and ruggedized, and have a graphical user interface that facilitates easy set-up and operation. The modularity and plug-and-play interfaces between all radio frequency (RF) and baseband configurations inherent in the SNAP product line result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user's specific needs.
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