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TeleCommunication Systems Receives World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Eleven-Month Contract Extension


Aug 15, 2011


TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) /quotes/zigman/83919/quotes/nls/tsyshas received an 11-month extension to its U.S. Army World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Initially issued as a five-year, $5 billion multiple award contract in 2006 and expected to end later this month, the ordering period under the WWSS contract has been extended 11 months to July 27, 2012 with all deliveries required to be completed by August 28, 2012.


As a result of the extension, TCS will continue to offer turn-key, single source, quick reaction solutions for emerging communications requirements worldwide in support of all federal missions. Such solutions include TCS' entire SwiftLink(R) suite of products and services that support secure, deployable communications. TCS leads a team of specialized satellite communications and logistics companies that provide a full range of operations, management and logistics products and services for the WWSS program. Over the past 5 years the TCS WWSS Team demonstrated its proven ability to support today's Warfighter with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products, services and integration technologies.


"This contract extension not only demonstrates the need for continued satellite communications support and innovation, but validates the benefits of a successfully executed government and industry partnership," said Mike Bristol, senior vice president and general manager, Government Solutions Group for TCS. "To date we have provided critical support of the Army's worldwide communications needs from fabrication and testing to operation and maintenance. We look forward to continuing this support and providing their user customers around the world with reliable and cost effective solutions."


Key elements of the contract extension continue to include: system integration; systems engineering; operations; maintenance; software support; program management; logistics; technical field assistance; test and evaluation; modeling and simulation; information operations and assurance support; training; depot support and administrative support to troops and personnel stationed around the globe. With the contract extension, TCS' highly successful SIPR NIPR Access Point (SNAP) VSAT and Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) Major Programs can continue to be awarded from the WWSS contract vehicle. The WWSS program is managed by the Program Management Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) Joint Program Management Office.