RELM Wireless gets USD26.2m from Homeland Security Tactical Communications contract

RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) said it has received awards under the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tactical Communications (TacCom) contract totaling USD26.2 million for its KNG series portable radios, repeaters and accessories.

The equipment will be deployed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at over 400 airports in the continental US as well as locations outside the continental US

The awards are for a base-term of one year that commenced on September 28, 2015, with four one-year options. The first option year was partially exercised immediately.

The awards are comprised of delivery orders totaling USD15.5 million, which includes the base-term and partial exercise of option year one, and stipulates delivery of the equipment within 180 days. The awards do not specify or guarantee the exercise of the remaining option years, which total USD10.7 million.

APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the US Department of Homeland Security.

As an American manufacturer for almost 70 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high-specification two-way communications equipment for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.