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Comtech Receives $10 Million Contract for South American Satellite Communications Network

March 16, 2000 at 12:00 AM EST
Comtech Receives $10 Million Contract for South American Satellite Communications Network MELVILLE, NY - March 16, 2000 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its Florida based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., has been awarded a contract valued at more that $10 million by a major U. S. corporation to provide a satellite communications network in the Amazon region of Brazil.

The Comtech network will be part of Brazil's countrywide surveillance and air traffic control system supplying data and voice traffic to and from remote areas.

Comtech Systems Inc. has the prime system responsibility to fixed remote supply a hub satellite earth station and a number of and transportable satellite earth terminals. Delivery is to begin in June 2000 and continue for approximately two years.

Comtech's Antenna Systems Inc., based in Florida, will supply 2.4-meter flyaway antennas for use by the system's transportable satellite earth terminals. Comtech Communications Corp. based in Arizona will provide redundant CSAT Transceivers and C-Band Up and Down Converters. As part of its execution of this project, as the systems contractor and integrator, the Comtech Systems operating unit will also supply a system-wide digital router network and a network monitoring and control system to monitor remote sites from the hub satellite earth station. Alcatel Brazil will provide field support services for the installation and acceptance testing in Brazil.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications, said the major U. S. corporation's selection of Comtech reflects Comtech's expanding acceptance in the satellite systems and equipment market. "This is the first time that three operating units of Comtech have combined their capabilities to win and fulfill a single contract," Mr. Kornberg said. "It is fresh evidence of the ability of our subsidiaries to work together synergistically to advance the growth of Comtech."

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an innovative and increasingly significant 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 - newest and fastest growing of all - 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 250 distinct Comtech products are in service in more than 100 countries.