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Marine Corps Upgrades Voice, Video and Data Wireless Battlefield Communications

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS), a mobile communication technology firm, $2.4 million in incremental funding to provide field services support for its wireless point-to-point link-delta solutions.

The award is being administered through the U.S. Army’s $5 billion world-wide satellite systems contract vehicle.

The TCS WPPL-D system provides secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint, line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission of voice, video, and data communications. It is an alternative to more expensive beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications.

“The USMC understands the importance of providing dependable wireless deployable communications solutions to support its soldiers tasked with working in the most demanding conditions of current military operational theaters, ” said Michael Bristol, SVP and general manager of government solutions at TCS. “As our troops deal with extreme geographies while constantly on the move, they appreciate that the TCS WPPL-D system is easy to install and operate and provides reliable connectivity. This additional funding demonstrates the successful ongoing relationship between TCS and the USMC.”

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