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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces $42 Million Contract for Mobile Communications Equipment

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces $42 Million Contract for Mobile Communications Equipment Melville, New York, October 9, 2002 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL), Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL), announced today that it has received a $42 million contract from a large U.S. prime contractor for mobile digital over-the-horizon microwave troposcatter and line-of-sight microwave communications equipment.

The contract was awarded to Comtech’s Orlando, Florida - based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc. Comtech Systems will supply its field proven, fully synthesized over-the-horizon microwave radios utilizing its patented state-of-the-art adaptive digital modem. The over-the-horizon system will also use Comtech’s automatic power control system, which reduces interference problems with other communication systems. The mobile antennas will be supplied by Comtech’s St. Cloud, Florida subsidiary, Comtech Antenna Systems, Inc. Deliveries will occur over a 48 month period.

Commenting on this award, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, “This contract award further strengthens our leadership position in the over-the-horizon and line-of-sight microwave communications area. The award will significantly increase our backlog and result in increased sales over the term of the contract.”

Comtech Systems, Inc., (www.comtechsystems.com) an Orlando, Florida-based company, specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including satellite, over-the-horizon microwave and line-of-sight microwave systems.

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. For further information, please see corporate contacts listed above.