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California Microwave Provides New-Generation Dual-Use Communications Gateway System.

REDWOOD CITY Redwood City, city (1990 pop. 66,072), seat of San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1868. Manufactures include commmunications, electrical, electronic, and medical equipment. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 1997--California Microwave, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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) announced that its Government Electronics Division (GED GED
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) has been awarded a contract to provide a new-generation communications gateway system to the Department of Defense (DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. ).

The new CGS-500 will be compatible with and interoperable between several special United States Marine Corps United States Marine Corps (USMC)

Separate military service within the U.S. Department of the Navy (see U.S. Navy), charged with providing marine troops for seizure and defense of advanced bases and with conducting operations on land and in the air in connection with
 and commercial communications and messaging standards. The project has a value of $1.9 million for the initial two-year phase.

Adopts Commercial Technology; Lowers Field Operations and Support Costs

This award comes as a result of a DOD initiative to lower the operations and support costs of fielded military systems by adopting commercial technology. The DOD program, called the Joint Dual-Use Program, focuses on transitioning the latest commercial off-the-shelf technology for DOD use. The resulting communications gateway system will be designated the CGS-500, which will incorporate the Defense Message System (DMS (1) (Document Management System) See document management.

(2) (Defense Messaging System) An X.500-compliant messaging system developed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense.
) protocol standards -- X.400 and X.500, plus a host of special Marine Corps and commercial communications and messaging standards.

Donald J. Kerins, GED's President and General Manager, commented, "The CGS-500 offers the Marine Corps the opportunity to capitalize on the investments made by the company over the past five years. At the same time, it enables California Microwave to broaden its DOD market base and expand its commercial sector business where secure communication applications are becoming increasingly important."

California Microwave, Inc. is a leading U.S. supplier of satellite earth station and microwave radio infrastructure products and information and collection systems. GED is an important supplier of tactical communication capabilities, both satellite communications and messaging, to military and military-like customers worldwide.

CONTACT: California Microwave, Inc.

Stephanie M. Day, 650/596-6629

Investor Information Line: 888/225-6789


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Deborah Passik, 919/929-4100
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