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Comtech Telecommunications Announces $1.7 Million Contract Award for Solid State Power Amplifiers

May 22, 2001 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Telecommunications Announces $1.7 Million Contract Award for Solid State Power Amplifiers MELVILLE, NY, May 22, 2001 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its New York subsidiary Comtech PST Corp. has received a contract valued at approximately $1.7 million for solid state power amplifier systems from an international customer.

The amplifier systems, utilizing the latest solid-state switching technology, will be used by the armed forces of a major NATO country for deployment in ground and air communications jamming systems. The contract is part of a major upgrade of a ground mobile electronics attack system. Deliveries are expected to start in January 2002 and be completed in six months.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of the Comtech Telecommunications, said "the award demonstrates Comtech's technical strength in the international market and reaffirms the performance, quality and ruggedness of the Comtech PST RF microwave amplifier product line and its latest solid state switching technology. There is no more demanding environment for equipment than into communications jamming systems destined to be deployed over challenging terrain."

Comtech PST Corp. (www.comtechpst.com) is a leading independent supplier of broadband high power high performance RF microwave amplifiers for use in a broad spectrum of applications including high power test instrumentation, defense, medical, and satellite communications systems.

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.