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April 30, 2009

TCS wins $3.5m subcontract order

To provide back-up components and spare parts for the US Marine Corps's WPPL systems

By CBR Staff Writer

TeleCommunication Systems has received a $3.5m subcontract order for critical spare parts to support the US Marine Corps’s investment in Wireless Point-to-Point Link systems.

According to TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) systems provide deployed Marines with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint secure transmission of voice, video and data communications over terrestrial microwave radio links.

Under this award, TCS will provide back-up components and spare parts for the US Marine Corps’s current WPPL systems including radios, antennas, network gear, laptops and masts.

The TCS WPPL provides Marines deployed in remote areas of the world with critical last-mile communications and allows them to extend their local area network to forward-deployed locations by extending services over terrestrial microwave radio links. The TCS WPPL will allow for non-secure internet protocol router, secret internet protocol router, VoIP, video, and defense switched network transmission of vital information up to 30 miles point-to-point or 15 miles point-to-multipoint.

Michael Bristol, senior vice president of government solutions for TCS, said: While in the theater of operations, our troops need to be prepared for just about any scenario and that includes having communications components readily available. Since the number of WPPL systems fielded to date has grown tremendously, the need for critical items located in a centralized Depot Center will ensure marines have easily accessible parts at their fingertips.

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