TeleCommunication Systems Gets $25 Million Delivery Order from U.S. Army for Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment
Dec 18, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a company focusing on secure mobile communication technology, announced that it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army for Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) 1.2M Lite Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems and Impact Tactical baseband equipment.
This order has a total value of $25 million, if all options are exercised, TCS reported.
According to the Company, the majority of the equipment funded by the initial delivery order award will be delivered by the end of Q1 2013. These SNAP VSAT and IMPACT Tactical systems will be fielded as a part of the Small Form Factor (SFF) Company Command Post (CoCP) Terminals. The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle.
"This is a very significant and important award for TCS. We have been providing the PM WIN-T program office with SNAP VSAT systems over the last four years, bringing connectivity to the brigade and battalion level. Company Command Post is an extension of the SNAP program in that our VSAT solutions will now be made available down the company echelons and below levels, and is the culmination of our vast experience with tactical communications support for the Army," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and GM of government solutions for TCS. "I am proud of our team winning this award. It is the result of our team's great work over the last six years on the WWSS contract, as well as a testament to the sustained success with our products at the Army's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE)."
The TCS SNAP 1.2M Lite terminal is a pack-in-the-box VSAT solution that is field-upgradeable to Ka- or X-band, with a swap of the feed boom assembly, for rapid deployment, ease of use and suitability for harsh operating environments. TCS said its decrease in size and weight over the existing SNAP system increases transportability and deployment flexibility for better mission dynamics. Interfaced with the Impact baseband packages, TCS SNAP 1.2M Lite enables an extension of a common operating environment throughout a global network. As part of the SNAP suite of products, these packages provide the flexibility of multiple configuration options for the end-user.
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