Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.6 Million Contract for High Power Amplifiers
December 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec 18, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its New York-based subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., has received a $1.6 million contract from Raytheon for the production of the Integrated Radio Frequency Assembly (IRA) used in the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) UHF radio.
The EPLRS radio 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. 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 radio 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 Corp., said, "This is another significant follow-on order for Comtech PST since it affirms Raytheon's confidence in Comtech as an integrated RF amplifier assembly manufacturer. This IRA assembly includes the high-power RF Amplifier, as well as the UHF Radio Frequency Assembly integrated into a single module."
Comtech PST Corp. (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 defense, medical, satellite communications systems and instrumentation.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
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.