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USMC buys wireless communications from TeleCommunications Systems

The USMC exercised a contract with TeleCommunications Systems to buy their Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) system to support deployed forces. The initial contract is worth about $3 M, but the company hopes to grow this through options to a total of $70 M by 2011. The WPPL System provides network and communication wireless capability to support maintenance and logistic activities. It is able to use line-of-sight and non line-of-sight capabilities to do this.

For more see the press release at the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com.

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Army buys tactical satellite communications systems

The US Army awarded TeleCommunications Systems (TCS) a sole-source ID/IQ delivery order contract for tactical satellite communications systems. See a press release here. If all options are exercised the contract could be worth up to $246 M. TCS builds small, portable systems based on its proprietary software. The systems are configurable for man pack or vehicle mounts and will initially be used by Special Forces, but could be supplied to other Army and Defense organizations.

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