TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) said it won a contract to provide the U.S. Marine Wireless Point to Point Link (WPPL) systems in a contract initially valued at $17.6 million, but which has the potential to reach as much as $139.8 million.
The initial contract will give the Marines hardware and field support to help the military set up, configure, operate, troubleshoot, maintain and repair existing WPPL-D systems at various locations.
The TCS WPPL-D 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. WPPL pushes data services to the edge of the network, which is cheaper than satellite communications. A unit of the Army is managing the procurement through its $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.
“In today’s theater of operation, information is often the most powerful weapon at our warfighters’ disposal,” said Michael Bristol, senior VP and general manager of government solutions at TCS.
TCS said it combines satellite, wireless and advanced network engineering services with in-theater facilities and staff to supplement the military’s communications needs worldwide.