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Comtech Telecommunications Receives $2.9 Million Contract for Third Phase of Caribbean Project

August 30, 2000 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Telecommunications Receives $2.9 Million Contract for Third Phase of Caribbean Project Melville, NY, August 30, 2000 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its Florida based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc. has received a follow-on contract valued in excess of $2.9 million to continue the upgrade of the communications links connecting the inter-islands within the Bahamas chain of Islands.

This is the third contract awarded Comtech Systems Inc. for the replacement of aging communication equipment linking four island locations, and is part of a larger project to provide the backbone for the expanding cellular telephone system in the Bahamas. It marks the first contract awarded by Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (Batelco), directly to Comtech. The first two contracts in the series were awarded by Nortel Networks Corporation.

The contract consists of 2 Digital Over-the-Horizon (TROPO) and 2 line-of-sight (LOS) microwave links utilizing Comtech's 2 GHz over-the-horizon and microwave radios equipped with our advanced model S575 adaptive digital modems. Comtech will also supply its automatic transmitter power control equipment which prevents interference with other communications systems.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said, "Through this award Batelco is demonstrating its continued confidence in our superior communication systems and equipment. Markets such as this one with aging communications infrastructure offer Comtech excellent opportunities to extend our leadership position in the over-the-horizon microwave telecommunications field."

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.