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TeleCommunication Systems Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract with US Army

By Katie Kriz | February 7, 2014
      Intellian antenna VSAT

      The Intellian antenna provided by Digisat. Photo: Intellian

      [Via Satellite 02-07-2014] TeleCommunication Systems has entered into a $6.8 million contract with the U.S. Army to provide maritime-stabilized VSAT satellite systems and associated engineering systems, a part of the TCS TotalCom solution. The deal was issued under the Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems and Services (GTACS) contract vehicle.

      The maritime solution will provide Army Watercraft Systems with updated electronics for secure and non-secure communications to their vessels operating in major commercial sea routes and areas of US naval operations

      The solution will also provide a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) IP-based system consists of two Intellian antenna subsystems supplied by Digisat International that enable automatic redundancy and switchover during outage periods.

      This new Ku-band system, a MIL-STD-167-1/MIL-STD-461 certified terminal, is designed to support the demanding tactical requirements for operations on the Army’s logistics support vessels and landing craft.