SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

September 20, 2007 09:17 ET

TCS Wins 5-Year U.S. Marine Corps Order for Integrated Communication Systems With $64 Million Potential Value

Most of Initial $6.7 Million Order for Delivery in Balance of 2007

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a global leader in mission-critical wireless communications, today announced the award of a five-year contract for the U.S. Marine Corps. The order is initially funded for $6.7 million with potential for a total of $64 million including all option years. The order requires TCS to deliver systems for use by the U.S. Marine Corps in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and will enable both data and voice connectivity for deployed Marine Corps units.

The order was awarded under contract with the Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program (CSTP) and through the U.S. Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. Within the first 12 months of the 60-month ordering period, TCS has been awarded nine orders now totaling over $30 million of funding and a total $101 million of contract value, including all options.

"This WWSS order illustrates TCS' ability to deliver a wide scope of reliable wireless communications products and services to support strategic military operations undertaken by the U.S. Marine Corps," said Maurice B. Tosé, Chairman, President and CEO for TCS. "TCS' communications solutions are currently in use by U.S. government organizations around the world, supporting their mission-critical communications requirements."


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, 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

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. Forward-looking statements in this release include the potential $64 million value of this order and the potential $101 million in total contract value under the WWSS contract, 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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