Army sets it sights on satellite terminals

The U.S. Army has awarded TeleCommunication Systems Inc. a new, two-stage $60.8 million order for satellite terminals.

The award falls under the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle to support the Program Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical.

TeleCommunication Systems Inc., an Annapolis, Md., provider of secure mobile communications technology, has been awarded a new $60.8 million order to provide satellite terminals to the Army.

The contract initially calls for $53.1 million for Tactical SHF Satellite Terminals with the remainder to be paid if the options are fully exercised, the company said in a July 15 announcement.

Delivery of the terminals is expected in the second and third quarters of 2012.