TeleCommunication Systems receives $91 million delivery order from U.S. Army for SNAP deployable satellite systems sustainment

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. LOGOTeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), an Annapolis, MD-based leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications, announced on October 19 that it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army for sustainment of the AN/TSC-198A SNAP (Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point), Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs). The initial funded contract value is $18.6 million for the period from September 2015 through September 2018, and the ceiling contract value, including funded and unfunded amounts, is nearly $91 million over the next three years, if all options are exercised.

  • TCS SNAP VSAT systems provide multimedia communications capabilities, which convey encrypted voice, video and data.
  • Highly transportable and ruggedized, TCS SNAP VSAT systems also have a graphical user interface that facilitates easy set-up and operation.
  • The modularity and plug-and-play interfaces among all radio frequency (RF) and baseband configurations inherent to the terminals result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user’s specific needs.

TCS Government Solutions Group President Michael Bristol said: “DoD needed an experienced and capable systems integrator for sustainment of SNAP VSAT terminals, and TCS has fielded and supported hundreds of SNAP terminals. TCS is committed to deliver mission critical communications support to the military.”

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.

Source: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.