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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.4 Million Contract for Digital Over-The-Horizon Communication System

September 12, 2000 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.4 Million Contract for Digital Over-The-Horizon Communication System

- Digital Over-the-Horizon System for Communications between Off-Shore Oil Platforms Satellite-Based Data Services
- Part of Refurbishment/Replacement of Existing System

Melville, New York - September 12, 2000 - Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today the award to its Florida subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc. of a contract valued at approximately $1,400,000 from a Southeast Asian subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, for a digital over-the-horizon microwave communication system. Under this contract, Comtech will design and replace the existing communication system between the customer's on-shore facilities and two (2) off-shore oil pumping and collection platforms. The Comtech system will be used to carry both voice and data traffic of up to 8 megabits.

This Southeast Asian oil company chose Comtech Systems to supply the digital over-the-horizon communications system because Comtech is a leading supplier of field proven digital equipment and has proven experience in providing advanced specification compliant digital systems on time. Due to the difficulty of the transmission link, Comtech's DTR Series 91 Digital Radio, it's patented adaptive S-575 Digital Tropo Modem will be used in conjunction with its latest power control and performance monitoring equipment. The power control and performance monitoring equipment provides automatic adaptive control which reduces the possibility of frequency interference in high density frequency congested areas.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said Comtech is the only U. S. company capable of supplying the digital equipment called for under the contract which requires operation at 8 megabits.

"Our success in winning this replacement contract is fresh evidence of Comtech's leadership in the over-the-horizon microwave telecommunications field," Mr. Kornberg said. "We are in an excellent position to get more business of this kind as other aging telecommunications systems around the world require refurbishment and replacement."

Comtech Systems, Inc., an Orlando, Florida based company, specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including troposcatter, satellite, and line of site microwave systems.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an innovative player in 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.