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Comtech Receives $8.9 Million In New Orders For U.S. Army's Movement Tracking System

February 19, 2002 at 12:00 AM EST
Comtech Receives $8.9 Million In New Orders For U.S. Army's Movement Tracking System MELVILLE, NEW YORK - February 19, 2002 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that since January 1, 2002 it has received approximately $8.9 million in new orders for equipment and services relating to the Movement Tracking System (MTS) that it is supplying to the U.S. Army. This brings the total MTS orders received to date to approximately $28.7 million.

The orders were awarded to the company's Maryland-based Comtech Mobile Datacom subsidiary pursuant to an eight-year contract with the Army's Logistics Command. They bring the number of MTS units ordered to date to over 2,500. The MTS program will provide the Logistics Command with the technology necessary to track and communicate in real time with its mobile assets.

Colonel Stephen Broughall, the U.S. Army's Program Manager for Logistics Information Systems, said, "With MTS, Comtech has a proven track record of delivering breakthrough technology that has transformed Army logistics operations. The MTS technology has exceeded our expectations with its robust capabilities. Building on the successes of the MTS program to date, we plan to accelerate MTS deployment to Army units."

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased with the receipt of the new MTS orders. They are continuing evidence of the Army's commitment to the MTS program. Receipt of these orders was delayed as a result of delays in finalizing the defense budget. The defense budget that was signed by President Bush last month includes approximately $21.5 million for MTS funding during the Army's fiscal year ending September 30, 2002. The fiscal 2003 defense budget is expected to be in the order of $34 million for MTS procurement prior to any potential plus-ups."

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and services for the land transportation, remote sensing, utility and aviation markets. To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's website at www.comtechmobile.com.

About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) 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.