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October 5, 2011

TCS to provide satellite communications solutions to US Army

The US Army has placed new orders with TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) to continue to provide satellite communications equipment, engineering support, training and maintenance.

By Liam Stoker

The US Army has placed new orders with TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) to continue to provide satellite communications equipment, engineering support, training and maintenance.

TCS government solutions senior vice-president and general manager Michael Bristol said, "the company is uniquely positioned to support warfighters with the systems they need in the field, as well as with the hands-on support required to train users and maintain these systems."

The company will provide deployable highly secure communications solutions and complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to ensure mission continuity.

The new order includes an initial funding of $5m with total funding to be valued at $16.1m, if the options are fully exercised through July 2012.

The funding is through the US Army’s $5bn worldwide satellite systems (WWSS) contract vehicle, which has been extended to 27 July 2012.

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