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Comtech Telecommunications Awarded $1.5 Million Contract for Work in Africa

Comtech Telecommunications Awarded $1.5 Million Contract for Work in Africa MELVILLE, NY, Feb. 27, 2001 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) has received a $1.5 million contract by a major U.S.-based corporation to provide fiber optic communications in an African country.

Under the contract, received by the Comtech Systems Inc. subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, the fiber optic communications equipment and systems will be used in connecting remote locations to a central post telephone and telegraph (PTT) center.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said the company will be responsible for system design, installation of the electronics equipment, and testing. The project is expected to be completed this calendar year.

Richard L. Burt, president of the Comtech Systems, Inc., said this is the first contract under which the company will connect a fiber optic systems into a public telephone system.

"Our success in winning this contract shows that we are succeeding in broadening our capabilities in designing and developing various telecommunications systems," Mr. Burt said. "This is a logical extension of our leadership as a provider of over-the-horizon microwave, satellite earth station and point-to-point microwave wideband systems, and it points to continued growth in the future."

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.