SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 26, 2010 12:10 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $1.2 Million Contract by Defense Information Technology Contracting Office

Supports Managed Satellite Bandwidth Requirements for U.S. Army Central Command

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - February 26, 2010) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in high availability and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has received a one-year, $1.2 million contract from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office (DITCO) to provide the U.S. Army Central Command (CENTCOM) with space segment for its satellite operations. CENTCOM is funding this procurement through GSA's SATCOM-II contract vehicle.

"TCS is focused on providing managed bandwidth to CENTCOM in support of its military objectives," said Jay Icard, vice president of TCS' government solutions group. "We look forward to continuing to fulfill CENTCOM's growing managed bandwidth needs for the fourth year in a row, as well as the broader SATCOM needs of the other U.S. military branches."

TCS offers complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to organizations requiring seamless, highly secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations. TCS Managed Satellite Services solutions include private, shared and outsourced network management through its global network, TCS-owned and operated satellite teleport infrastructure, 24 x 7 SwiftLink(R) Operation Center and global field service force. TCS has established a proven track record over the past decade as a trusted partner providing mission continuity through cost effective, highly reliable secure satellite managed network solutions for government customers and mobile operators worldwide.

For more information on TCS Managed Satellite Services solutions visit: http://www1.telecomsys.com/government/satelliteservices.cfm

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in high availability and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Federal government agencies depend on TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, 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 prospect that we will be able to continue to fulfill CENTCOM's growing managed bandwidth and broader SATCOM needs, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

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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