TeleCommunication Systems to extend satellite systems contract with U.S. Army

TeleCommunication Systems, a provider of highly reliable
and secure mobile communication technology, has agreed to a second extension to
its U.S. Army World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Initially issued as a five-year, $5 billion multiple
awards contract in 2006, it was last extended through August 28, 2012 and is
now extended to July 27, 2013.

The WWSS program is managed by the Program Management
Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Joint Program Management Office.
Since 2006, TCS has received WWSS funded orders totaling about $500 million and
currently has over $800 million of not-yet-funded open orders under WWSS.

has won about 65 percent of the tasks that the company has bid on. About $2
billion of un-awarded contract ceiling remains under WWSS available for use
during the extension period. TCS will continue to offer and deliver turn-key,
single-source, quick-reaction solutions for emerging communications
requirements worldwide in support of all federal missions.

TCS leads a team of specialized satellite communications
and logistics companies that provide a full range of operations, management and
logistics products and services for the WWSS program. Over the past five years,
the TCS WWSS team has demonstrated its proven ability to support today’s

“This second contract extension affirms that the
Army desires a contract vehicle to obtain TCS solutions that meet its need for
secure and reliable deployable communications,” said Mike Bristol, senior
vice president and general manager, Government Solutions Group for TCS.

“For five years and counting, from fabrication and
testing, to operation and maintenance, TCS has been supporting our brave
warfighters in helping to aid mission success; and we look forward to
continuing this work,” Bristol added.

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