TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract by the US Army to provide field support for Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems.

The additional $11.4m SNAP funding will provide support equipment and maintenance for TCS’s SNAP deployable communications products.

The TCS SNAP VSAT systems are transportable, ruggedised and provide multimedia communications capabilities to convey encrypted voice, video and data information.

The funding is through the US Army’s $5bn worldwide satellite systems (WWSS) contract vehicle, which has been extended to 27 July 2012, with deliveries scheduled to be completed by August 28 2012.