SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

January 31, 2007 11:43 ET

TCS Receives Contract for Satellite Spectrum Management System

Fourth Contract Award Under Recently Secured World-Wide Satellite Systems Contract Vehicle

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) today announced it has been awarded a 12-month Spectrum Management System contract by the Wideband Control Program Office of the Program Management Defense Communications and Army Transmission System (PM DCATS) contracting authority at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. The contract is valued at more than $700,000 to perform spectrum management at two Wideband SATCOM Operations Centers (WSOCs) in support of the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite (WGS) system, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The contract also provides post-launch support testing for an approximate window of four to six months.

The WGS will provide near-term continuation and augmentation of the services currently provided by the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) and the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Ka services provided by GBS payloads on ultra-high frequency follow-on satellites. WGS is a high-capacity satellite communications system designed to support the warfighter with newer and far greater capabilities than those provided by current systems, yet it is compatible with existing control systems and terminals.

The contract was awarded through the $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle, which is available to support all federal communications missions, including disaster relief and homeland security efforts. The five-year WWSS program is jointly managed by Program Management Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) and PM DCATS.

"This award represents TCS' fourth win on a very young WWSS contract vehicle and affords an opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of TCS' capabilities to deliver and support satellite products and services worldwide," said Michael Bristol, Vice President of Network Solutions Group for TCS. "The relatively rapid timeframe for delivery on this contract showcases TCS' ability to respond quickly to customer needs and sets the stage for future WGS and WWSS awards."

WGS supports wideband military satellite communications and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense and the Ministry of Defense for Canada, as well as other government and Allied users. The Gapfiller System supports continuous 24-hour per day wideband satellite services to tactical users and some fixed infrastructure users. The combined wideband satellite communications system consists of space vehicles of multiple types, control terminals and facilities, and user terminals.


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

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of 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 based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.

The actual results realized by the Company could differ materially from the statements made herein, depending in particular upon the risks and uncertainties described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These include without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's financial results and the ability of the Company to (i) reach profitability as early as anticipated, (ii) continue to rely on its customers and other third parties to provide additional products and services that create a demand for its products and services, (iii) conduct its business in foreign countries, (iv) adapt and integrate new technologies into its products, (v) expand its business offerings in the new wireless data industry, (vi) develop software and provide services without any errors or defects, (vii) protect its intellectual property rights, and (viii) implement its sales and marketing strategy.

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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