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Marines to receive TCS satellite services

Aug. 29, 2013 at 2:07 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A $58.3 million contract has been given by DISA to TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) to supply managed satellite services to the U.S. Marine Corps.

The award from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has a one-year performance period and four one-year options. Funding for the base period is $12.8 million.

The contract was issued under the joint DISA/GSA Future Commercial Satcom Acquisition program. TeleCommunication Systems is one of eight prime contract awardees under the Custom SATCOM Solutions contract vehicle, which was awarded in August 2012.

Under the award, TeleCommunication Systems will provide Ku satellite bandwidth, terrestrial support and 24-hour support services for the Marines' Tactical Satellite Communications Network.

"Through our experience with wireless point-to-point links and commercialization projects, the Marine Corps has come to trust TCS TotalCom solutions. Now, we will provide further highly reliable communication technology to deployed forces.

"TCS has established a proven track record for more than 25 years as a trusted provider of communication technology solutions for the government's toughest technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. To ensure mission continuity, TCS TotalCom offers deployable, highly secure communication solutions and complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to organizations requiring seamless and secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations," it said.

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