TeleCommunication Systems has been awarded an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) with next-generation wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and services.

The $315m contract will replace the current MSC afloat bandwidth efficient satellite transport commercial satellite communications infrastructure.

The contract has a four year period of performance and four one-year option periods.

TCS will provide the navy’s MSC wideband communications with a proven, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) antenna system and comprehensive wideband satellite coverage.

TCS will also provide contract programme management, bandwidth and managed services, engineering and integration expertise, information assurance management, installation, operation and maintenance services.

The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation for the Department of Defense.