SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

October 21, 2010 07:30 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Receives $1.6 Million Additional Funding From U.S. Army for World-Wide Satellite Systems Equipment

Order Supports Global Broadcast Service

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has been awarded additional incremental funding of $1.6 million from the U.S. Army to provide Transportable Ground Receive Suites and related spare parts to support the Global Broadcast Service (GBS). This award was made under the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle in support of the Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (PM WIN-T).

GBS is a high-speed, one-way satellite data communications broadcast capability that transmits information directly to warfighters. In support of GBS, the Transportable Ground Receive Suites (consisting of a Broadcast Manager, a Next Generation Receive Terminal and cryptographic equipment), substantially enhance the situational awareness capabilities of the US Army by extending the real-time tactical content available to its mobile force. 

"In an environment where every communication is mission-critical, our warfighters rely on equipment that is secure, dependable, and easy to forward deploy," said Michael Bristol, senior vice present and general manager of government solutions for TCS. "TCS delivers the communications equipment our troops need to achieve their missions, even under the most challenging conditions."

TCS has established a proven track record for more than two decades as a trusted provider of communication technology solutions to solve the government's toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. To ensure mission continuity, TCS offers a family of deployable communications solutions, SwiftLink®, and 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.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable 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. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise and professional services. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world.

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 contract options will not be exercised, or that the total value of the order will not be fully funded, 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, 2009, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

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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