U.S. Army Increases TCS SwiftLink Funding by $12.3 Million
[Satellite TODAY 10-08-10] TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) received an additional $12.3 million in funding from the U.S. Army for equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) VSAT Satellite Systems deployed outside the United States, TCS announced Oct. 8.
The award constitutes an extension option of TCS’ existing SNAP contract issued by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command. TCS won SNAP program funding increases in February, April and July.
This increment of SNAP funding, which will support the equipment and maintenance of TCS’ SwiftLink deployable communications products, is funded through the Army’s $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle. The TCS SwiftLink VSAT systems used to fulfill SNAP program requirements provide multimedia communications capabilities, which convey encrypted voice, video and data.
interfaces between all RF and Baseband configurations inherent in the SwiftLink product line result in communication solutions tailored to the end-user’s specific needs.