TCS to continue support USMC’s tactical satellite communications network


TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received an order to continue delivery of Ku satellite bandwidth, terrestrial support and 24-hour support services for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) Tactical Satellite Communications Network.

The additional $14.2m funding marks the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) exercising its second year task order option with TCS.

TCS Government Solutions Group president Michael Bristol said: "TCS is dedicated to delivering communications solutions that exceed today's most demanding government satellite requirements.

"Moving into the third year of this global Ku bandwidth contract, we stand fully committed as the Marine Corps' innovative partner to bring a flexible managed services network anywhere and anytime in support of their critical missions."

"TCS is dedicated to delivering communications solutions that exceed today's most demanding government satellite requirements."

The company will provide commercial satellite services to various terminals to extend the USMC enterprise network to deployed users under the contract.

A cost-efficient managed services solution has been designed by the company through a network of commercial satellite bandwidth pools, to provide USMC with the flexibility to enhance bandwidth in one region and decrease bandwidth in another region.

The initial contract was issued under the joint DISA / US General Services Administration (GSA) future commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) acquisition programme.

It was part of a $2.6bn Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) vehicle awarded by the DISA and the GSA in August 2012 to eight companies.