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Comtech Names Larry Konopelko Executive Vice President & General Manager of Comtech PST Corp.

April 18, 2001 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Names Larry Konopelko Executive Vice President & General Manager of Comtech PST Corp. Melville, N.Y. - April 18, 2001 - Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its New York subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., has named Larry Konopelko to the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Most recently, Konopelko was Vice President and General Manager of MPD Technologies, Inc. which Comtech entered into an Agreement to acquire the commercial satellite, medical and government and RF Microwave Product lines in March 2001.

Fred Kornberg, President and CEO of Comtech, stated, "We are delighted to have Larry on Board. His intimate knowledge of the RF microwave amplifier products, customers and his operations management experience will position Comtech PST for future growth as well as assure a successful transition of the MPD products into the company.

Comtech PST Corp. (www.comtechpst.com) designs, develops and manufactures high power broadband amplifiers for use in a broad spectrum of applications, including cellular and wireless base stations, high power test systems, defense systems, medical instrumentation and satellite communications.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an innovative player in the domestic and global high-technology markets. Through its operating units, Comtech pursues opportunities in three interrelated market segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers, and mobile data communications services. In each of these segments, growth is driven by increasing demand for telecommunications infrastructure and network and messaging services. The company's specialties include the design and manufacture advanced products and networks used for transmission of voice, data and video using satellite, over-the-horizon microwave, terrestrial line of sight and other wireless communications systems. More than 275 distinct Comtech products are in service in more than 100 countries.