TCS Lands $223M US Army Micro Satellite Contract; Michael Bristol Comments

TCSTeleCommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) has been awarded a $223.4 million contract to produce micro satellite very small aperture terminals for the U.S. Army.

TCS said Wednesday will acquire MicroVSAT .65M and .95M terminals and 1.3M Flyaway VSAT terminals from ThalesTampa Microwave subsidiary and purchase baseband networking equipment from Klas Telecom.

“With the continuing strong demand for MicroVSAT equipment, we are honored to again serve as a trusted vendor in equipping our nation’s warfighter with this advanced communications capability, ” said Michael Bristol, TCS’ government solutions group president.

The company will perform work through September 2020 if the Army exercises all options.

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