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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Additional Orders for Its Mobile Data Communications Systems

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 21, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that it has recently received an aggregate of $6.4 million of new orders for mobile data communications equipment and services.

The orders were awarded to the Company's Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp.

Approximately $3.4 million of the orders relate to fiscal 2003 funding on Comtech Mobile Datacom's eight-year contract with the U.S. Army's Logistics Command. This brings the total orders received on the contract to-date to $64.5 million.

The balance of the orders represents a $3.0 million add-on to a previously announced contract with a major U.S. prime contractor. Comtech Mobile Datacom's efforts on this contract include the supply of mobile terminal transceivers, the lease of satellite capacity, operation of the satellite packet data network, and associated systems and support. The system is being used for a battle command application.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "These orders are further evidence of Comtech's leadership position in supplying satellite-based mobile tracking and messaging systems to the U.S. Army for both logistics and battle command applications."

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging 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.

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 has been 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 300 distinct Comtech products are in service in more than 100 countries.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Media Contacts:
Comtech Telecommunications Corp., Melville
Fred Kornberg or Robert G. Rouse
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