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Army contracts TCS for SNAP maintenance

Oct. 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Field service support and maintenance services for the U.S. Army's deployable satellite systems are to be provided by TeleCommunication Systems Inc.

The systems -- Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point and the Very Small Aperture Terminal systems -- provide encrypted voice, video and data communications.

"It's imperative for our military to have secure, easily deployable and dependable satellite communications systems and the knowledgeable support to ensure uninterrupted operations," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS.

"With the dedicated support of TCS' experienced field service personnel, our brave warriors can rely on the satellite systems they need to achieve mission success."

TCS said the task orders it has received are worth $18 million. Their funding comes through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.

The company's modular SNAP products feature plug-and-play interfaces between all radio frequency and baseband configurations.

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