Under the $19.2m funding contract, TeleCommunication Systems will deliver WPPL systems along with depot spares equipment.
The procurement order is being managed by the US Army project manager for the warfighter information network-tactical (PM WIN-T) commercial satellite terminal programme (CSTP) through the force’s $5bn worldwide satellite systems (WWSS) contract vehicle.
Michael Bristol, TCS government solutions senior vice president and general manager, said that a variety of communications systems were being deployed by USMC.
"TCS’s secure, proven, and cost-effective WPPL solution helps them maintain this reputation for innovation and continue their important mission," Bristol added.
The TCS WPPL 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 for troops in the battlefield.
WPPL is expected to bridge the gap on the ‘last digital mile’, by delivering data services using a low-cost alternative to expensive beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications.
The easily deployable WPPL system is part of the TCS TotalCom portfolio and is designed to meet the current operational theatres requirements for the military.
WPPL features 35ft adjustable mast, which is equipped with Redline and Harris radios to enable NIPR, SIPR, VoIP, video, and DSN transmission of vital information over long distances.
The system uses flexible network topologies and is interoperable with deployed data communication systems.