ANNAPOLIS, Md., 6 Aug. 2007. TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) has won a $3.5 million contract increase by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronis Lifecycle Management Command contracting authority at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., for satellite communications equipment and services to support Military Transition Teams (MiTTs). MiTTs are U.S. Army or Marine teams that embed and train with Allied forces in the War on Terror. MiTTs advise the Allied security forces in the areas of intelligence, communications, fire support, logistics, and infantry tactics.
Awarded through the Army's World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle, this addition brings the total TCS funded value on this order to approximately $14.4 million. MiTT is a three-year contract with a potential total value of over $29 million if all contract options are exercised.
With this award, TCS will provide additional terminals, spare parts, and field support engineers to MiTTs. The first deliverables under this contract were Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) with multimedia communication capabilities to convey encrypted voice, video, and imagery data.
The $5 billion WWSS contract IDIQ vehicle is available to support all federal communications missions, including disaster relief and homeland security efforts. The five-year program is jointly managed by Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) and Program Management Defense Communications and Army Transmission System (PM DCATS) and is a vehicle for the Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program (CSTP).