October 09, 2009 07:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Receives $1.8 Million Order From Army Technology Applications Office

Work Will Support Interoperability Command at Fort Bragg

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 9, 2009) - TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that it has received a $1.8 million contract from the U.S. Army. This award is funded by the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems' (PEO EIS) Technology Applications Office (TAO).

This award covers the upgrade of the Army's second existing X-Band earth terminal in support of the Interoperability Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The upgrade will improve the terminal's performance, increase capacity and expand capability and will align this second terminal's overall technological state with that of the first X-Band terminal, which TCS upgraded earlier this year.

"TCS has had a good working relationship with the TAO for several years," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS. "We are pleased to provide them the critical support necessary to maintain a modern communications infrastructure."

TCS has established a proven track record over the past decade of providing cost effective, highly reliable solutions to the Department of Defense, Special Operations and intelligence communities, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State. For more information on TCS government solutions visit: http://www1.telecomsys.com/government/index.cfm


About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a leader in wireless text messaging and location-based technology, including E9-1-1 services and commercial applications like navigation that use the precise location of a wireless device, and secure satellite-based communications systems and services. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, cable MSOs, automotive telematics vendors, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. TCS is one of six primary vendors on a $5 billion Army Worldwide Satellite Systems Contract vehicle. For more information, visit www.telecomsys.com.

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