SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

August 15, 2008 13:00 ET

TCS Wins $8.3 Million Department of Defense Professional Services Contract

Contract Awarded to Provide Continuous, Uninterrupted Communication Services

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - August 15, 2008) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that it has received an $8.3 million contract to provide a major Department of Defense (DoD) Command with communications professional services. The delivery of these professional services will be over the four quarters ending in July 2009.

TCS will provide Information Technology support/Command, Control, Communications and Computer Information Management (C4IM), Visual Information and Video Teleconferencing Professional Services, via 55 personnel including Desktop Support Engineers, Systems Engineers, VTC Facilitators, Computer Intelligence Specialists and Graphic Artists.

"TCS has a strong past-performance record in delivering professional services to the Federal government and this is yet another example of a major DoD Command putting their confidence in our capabilities," said Michael Bristol, Senior Vice President of TCS' Government Solutions Group. "The Federal government continues to purchase and implement advanced communications technologies, and we are proud to deliver the professional services required for a successful ongoing support and maintenance program."

TCS' Government Solutions Group began with the company's founding in 1987 as a government systems integrator. Today, TCS provides professional services to public sector clients in the federal, state, and local government and higher education markets and continues to maintain a sterling record of successful performance in engineering, management, and integration. The company is also a leading provider of fixed and deployable communication solutions for government customers and mobile operators requiring high reliability and security, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Unified Combatant Commands, U.S. Department of State (DoS), U.S. Secret Service (USSS), and various U.S. intelligence agencies.

For more information on TCS' professional services, visit: http://www.telecomsys.com/government/prof_services.cfm

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, engineered satellite-based services, and commercial location applications, like traffic and navigation, using the precise location of a wireless device. Customers include leading wireless, cable MSOs, 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 without limitation the possibility that the delivery order will not be fully funded, the possibility that equipment will not be delivered on time, the prospect that this order may be the foundation for additional large project wins, the possibility that large-scale production requirements could impair our ability to deliver, the impression that all CENTCOM VSAT terminals will be purchased under this delivery order, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

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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