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Comtech Telecommunications Announces $2 Million Contract Award for Solid State Power Amplifiers

June 19, 2001 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Telecommunications Announces $2 Million Contract Award for Solid State Power Amplifiers MELVILLE, NY - June 19, 2001 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its New York subsidiary Comtech PST Corp. has received a contract valued at approximately $2 million for solid state power amplifier systems from a major domestic customer.

The amplifier systems, utilizing the latest IFF (identification friend or foe) technology, will be used by U.S. and NATO armed forces for deployment on high performance fighter aircraft. The contract is part of a major new modernization program of IFF airborne interrogator systems. Deliveries are expected to start in February 2002.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of the Comtech Telecommunications, said "the award demonstrates Comtech's technical strength in IFF technology and reaffirms the performance, quality and ruggedness of the Comtech PST RF microwave amplifier product line. IFF systems are deployed on various aircraft to assist pilots in communicating and establishing the identity of approaching aircraft as either friendly or not during aerial combat utilizing coded messages for identification. There is no more demanding environment for equipment than into aircraft systems destined to be deployed in challenging situations."

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 of 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.