SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

September 12, 2007 09:31 ET

TCS Awarded Five-Year $25 Million Department of Defense IDIQ Contract

Initial Task Orders for $6.2 Million Will Provide Rapid Response Capabilities and Associated Next-Generation Communications Products and Systems

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $25 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the Department of Defense (DoD). Under the contract terms, TCS will deliver secure next-generation SwiftLink® communications products and services to support DoD initiatives. The initial task orders are valued at over $6.2 million and we anticipate delivering the products purchased on those orders within 90 days.

"TCS has a proven track record of delivering reliable and secure communications solutions for the DoD to help meet ongoing missions both here at home as well as around the globe," said Maurice B. Tosé, Chairman, President and CEO for TCS. "Our past performance demonstrates that we have the ability to rapidly deploy and deliver these communications solutions to ensure that the DoD achieves success."

TCS meets the Information Technology (IT) and communication needs of government and military customers with innovative services, highly reliable deployable communication solutions, and managed satellite services to provide seamless and secure connectivity between their home operations at fixed facilities and their field activities.

ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.

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. For more information, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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 the statement that $6.2 million dollars of products are anticipated to be delivered within 90 days, and those risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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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