ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has exercised its second year task order option for TCS to continue to provide Ku satellite bandwidth, terrestrial support and 24-hour support services for the U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Satellite Communications Network. The additional $14.2 million funding covers the period from August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016.
This task order was issued under the joint DISA/GSA Future Commercial Satcom Acquisition program.
The U.S. General Services Administration and DISA are managing this procurement through the $2.6 billion Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle; TCS is one of eight prime contract awardees of CS2.
TCS is providing the Marine Corps with commercial satellite services to various terminals in order to extend the Marine Corps Enterprise Network for deployed users.
TCS Government Solutions Group President Michael Bristol said: "TCS is dedicated to delivering communications solutions that exceed today's most demanding government satellite requirements. Moving into the third year of this global Ku bandwidth contract, we stand fully committed as the Marine Corps' innovative partner to bring a flexible managed services network anywhere and anytime in support of their critical missions."
TCS' Government Solutions Group has a 28-year track record as a proven, trusted provider of communication technology solutions to the government's technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. TCS satellite communications experience includes standards-compliant design as well as technically advanced production, deployment, installation, operation, service and maintenance. TCS' dedicated Operations and Maintenance division currently supports thousands of systems around the globe, ensuring that products and turnkey solutions are supported and available in their intended environments. Learn more at TCS Professional Services.
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications. Our patented solutions, global presence, operational support and engineering talent enable 9-1-1, commercial location-based services and deployable wireless infrastructure; cybersecurity; defense and aerospace components; and applications for mobile location-based services and messaging. Our principal customers are wireless network operators, defense and public safety government agencies, and Fortune 150 enterprises requiring high reliability and security. Learn more at 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 contract options will not be exercised, that the contract will not be fully funded 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, 2014 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.
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