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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Award of Contract for Solid State RF Power Amplifiers

April 22, 1998 at 12:00 AM EDT
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Award of Contract for Solid State RF Power Amplifiers Melville, New York - April 22, 1998 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that Whittaker Electronic Systems Division (CWES) of Condor Systems, Inc. has exercised an option for approximately $1,000,000 with its New York operating unit, Comtech PST Corp. (CPST) to supply solid state high power amplifiers for use in the CWES Shortstop Electronic Protection System.

The system named "Shortstop" is a portable and silent system which creates an electronic field that causes mortar, artillery shells and rockets fitted with proximity fuzes to explode prematurely by signaling they have reached their target.

The CPST effort is part of a CWES project with the U.S. Army to provide systems for urgent field deployment. CPST had received an initial contract in March for approximately $550,000. The exercise of the option for additional units, places the total contract value at approximately $1,600,000.

It is anticipated that additional production quantities, provided funds become available, could require delivery over a five year period starting in 1999.

Condor Systems, Inc. headquartered in San Jose, California, a privately held defense electronics firm, is a world leader in the areas of intelligence and electronic warfare systems and products.

Comtech is a broad based manufacturer of state-of-the-art solid state high power amplifiers and high technology satellite and troposcatter telecommunication products and systems for commercial and government applications.