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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.1 Million Order for High Power Amplifiers

February 12, 2002 at 12:00 AM EST
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.1 Million Order for High Power Amplifiers MELVILLE, NY - February 12, 2002 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its New York subsidiary Comtech PST Corp. received a $2.1 million order from Raytheon for continued supply of RF Amplifiers used on the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) program.

EPLRS provides a robust, on-the-move, high-speed, automated data exchange using a contention-free networking architecture. This guarantees speed of service to time critical users. The far-reaching capabilities of EPLRS apply to a wide variety of defense mission areas. Effective air defense demands the timely distribution of command and control, situational awareness information and exchange of air and ground track data. EPLRS is the reliable communication system selected by the Department of Defense to meet those demands. EPLRS also fulfills the requirements for collecting data from widely dispersed systems in the forward battle areas, and sending the information back to the combat force. The EPLRS network is a reliable system that automatically reconfigures itself to overcome the line of-sight limitations of UHF communications as well as jamming threats.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said "this order reaffirms the performance, quality and reliability of Comtech PST's high power amplifier products as well as the confidence of our customer and the end-user."

With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.

Comtech PST Corp. (http://www.comtechpst.com) is a leading independent supplier of broadband high power high performance RF microwave amplifiers for use in a broad spectrum of applications including high power instrumentation, defense, medical, and satellite communications systems.

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.