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TeleCommunication Systems Receives $25 Million Delivery Order from U.S. Army for Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army for Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) 1.2M Lite Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems and IMPACT Tactical baseband equipment. This order has a total value of $25 million, if all options are exercised.

The majority of the equipment funded by the initial delivery order award will be delivered by the end of Q1 2013. These SNAP VSAT and IMPACT Tactical systems will be fielded as a part of the Small Form Factor (SFF) Company Command Post (CoCP) Terminals. The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding these procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle.

"This is a very significant and important award for TCS. We have been providing the PM WIN-T program office with SNAP VSAT systems over the last four years, bringing connectivity to the brigade and battalion level. Company Command Post is an extension of the SNAP program in that our VSAT solutions will now be made available down the company echelons and below levels, and is the culmination of our vast experience with tactical communications support for the Army," said Michael Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS. "I am proud of our team winning this award. It is the result of our team's great work over the last six years on the WWSS contract, as well as a testament to the sustained success with our products at the Army's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE)."

The TCS SNAP 1.2M Lite terminal is a pack-in-the-box VSAT solution that is field-upgradeable to Ka- or X-band, with a swap of the feed boom assembly, for rapid deployment, ease of use and suitability for harsh operating environments. Its decrease in size and weight over the existing SNAP system improves transportability and deployment flexibility for better mission dynamics. Interfaced with the Impact baseband packages, TCS SNAP 1.2M Lite enables an extension of a common operating environment throughout a global network. As part of the SNAP suite of products, these packages provide the flexibility of multiple configuration options for the end-user.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation the possibility that the contract options will not be exercised, or that the total value of the order will not be fully funded, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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