SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

July 09, 2007 09:45 ET

TCS Awarded $2.6 Million Satellite Equipment Contract

Company Providing Hardware for Defense Satellite Communication System (DSCS) and DSCS Frequency Control System

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the award of a $2.6 million contract to provide satellite depot-level spares and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment to the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission System (PM DCATS) team at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. The contract was awarded via the U.S. Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract announced in 2006.

The contract authorizes TCS to provide the spares and test equipment associated with Defense Satellite Communication System (DSCS) Earth terminals and the DSCS Frequency Control System (DFCS). The various baseband and radio frequency components will support initial issue requirements and sustain fielded DSCS Earth terminals and DFCS systems. The test equipment will monitor, control and maintain DSCS and DFCS equipment.

"PM DCATS provides the long-haul connectivity that the Warfighter needs for tactical reachback and strategic communications, and our team is tasked with providing the technology and support to ensure these critical elements are achieved," said Michael Bristol, Senior Vice President, Government Solutions Group for TCS. "TCS continues its delivery of innovative, mission-critical communications technologies to support strategic U.S. government operations and military missions around the world."

The WWSS program is jointly managed by PM DCATS and the Program Management Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Joint Program Management Office. PM DCATS provides centralized, intensive project management of communications transmission systems projects and other special programs worldwide. The programs provide the critical bandwidth required for the Global Information Grid and support Department of Defense (DoD) transformation by developing and fielding communications systems capable of overcoming existing -- and projected -- bandwidth constraints.


TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) produces wireless data communications technology solutions that require proven high levels of reliability. TCS provides wireless and VoIP E9-1-1 network-based services, secure deployable communication systems and engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Forms 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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