Integral Systems to block interference for Air Force satellites

LANHAM, Md., 11 May 2005. Integral Systems, Inc. today announced that it has won the competition for the Air Force RAIDRS (Rapid Attack Identification Reporting System) Spiral 1 program.

LANHAM, Md., 11 May 2005. Integral Systems, Inc. today announced that it has won the competition for the Air Force RAIDRS (Rapid Attack Identification Reporting System) Spiral 1 program.

The total contract value, including options, is approximately $123 million over a period of performance of five years.

As the prime contractor, Integral Systems will lead a team to produce a system that can detect interference with U.S. communications satellites, both military and commercial, and geolocate the source of the interference so that appropriate countermeasures can be taken.

Members of the team include Integral's wholly-owned subsidiaries RT Logic, SAT, and Newpoint, as well as subcontractors IAI (Integrity Applications, Inc.), ITT Systems, Intelsat, Northrop-Grumman, Schafer Corporation, and QinetiQs, Inc.

Integral Systems has already been awarded a study contract for the second phase (Spiral 2) of the RAIDRS Program. This study is a forerunner to a second large effort that the Air Force plans to put out for competitive bids in the future related to monitoring and protecting its space assets.

Steven R. Chamberlain, Integral's chairman and CEO, said, "This is the first program to use products from Integral and all of its subsidiaries in the same system. The Air Force wanted a COTS solution and we were able to provide one that consists primarily of our own products."

Gary Hall, RAIDRS Program Manager, added, "Integral is extremely proud to be selected as the Spiral 1 contractor. This program is the foundation for defensive counterspace and we are eager to engineer and deliver the infrastructure that will support the RAIDRS Program."

Founded in 1982, Integral Systems is a leading provider of satellite ground systems and has supported over 190 different satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. The company was the first to offer an integrated suite of COTS (commercial off the shelf) software products for satellite command & control, the EPOCH IPS product line. EPOCH has become a world market leader in commercial applications with successful installations on 5 continents.

The company's subsidiary, SAT Corp., provides satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems to satellite operators and users throughout the world. Through its Newpoint Technologies, Inc. subsidiary, the company also provides software for equipment monitoring and control to satellite operators and telecommunications firms. The company's RT Logic subsidiary builds telemetry processing systems for military applications including tracking stations, control centers and range operations. Integral Systems has approximately 380 employees working at company headquarters in Lanham, Md., and at other locations in both the U.S. and Europe. For more information, see www.integ.com.

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