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TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $3.8 Million Contract to Deliver Rapidly Deployable GSM Network to the Florida National Guard


February 22, 2011 - Annapolis, MD

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communications technology, today announced that it has received a contract from the Florida National Guard to design and deliver a deployable Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) solution. The $3.8 million contract award includes three years of continued support. TCS will provide rapidly deployable GSM systems, training, maintenance and field support which enhances the state's emergency response capabilities by allowing the Florida National Guard to communicate during emergencies when commercial networks are down.

Partnering with SiRRAN Communications Inc., TCS will implement a GSM solution that delivers a self- contained, privately managed, mobile cellular communications network with 3GPP standards. Officially named the GSM Cellular Communications Capabilities for The Florida National Guard Joint Incident Site Communications Capability Systems (JISCC-FL), the solution will enable personnel to rapidly deploy voice, short-message service (SMS), and data communications. In less than 10 minutes, a user can establish a fully functional GSM network.

The TCS GSM solution adds critical new capabilities to the Florida National Guard toolkit by providing a cellular infrastructure that can seamlessly integrate with existing handsets without modification. The GSM systems will augment the 17 larger Florida National Guard Regional Emergency Response Network (RERN) systems.

"The Florida National Guard is universally recognized for their 'always-ready, always-there' commitment to emergency response," said Mike Bristol, general manager and senior vice president of government solutions for TCS. "As crisis responders, they understand that conditions on the ground sometimes dictate that relying solely on commercial cellular systems is not a viable option. Having the ability to quickly build a communications infrastructure that allows them to succeed in fulfilling their state and national security objectives is imperative. Based on their requirements, TCS has developed a solution to ensure that immediate voice, data and situational awareness capabilities can be accessed any place, any time and in any condition."

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 those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.

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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