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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $5.3 Million Development Contract for Next Generation High Data Rate Ground Modem

September 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sep 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $5.3 million development contract by the U.S. Air Force for the High Data Rate Radio Frequency (HDR-RF) Ground Modem.

The HDR-RF Ground Modem will provide high data rate capabilities on next generation Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellites. The modem will support future intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications, and disseminate large quantities of strategic and mission-critical information. The HDR-RF Ground Modem is expected to be an important component of future high-speed satellite communications on the Government's Global Information Grid (GIG) network. Use of the HDR-RF Ground Modem to provide satellite connections within the GIG will provide users with a seamless, secure and interconnected information environment, meeting needs of both the warfighter and the business user.

As a software-defined, programmable device, the HDF-RF Ground Modem is aligned with the Government's future communications vision. It complies with version 2.2.2 of the Software Communications Architecture open-architecture framework as defined by the Joint Tactical Radio System.

"This contract award is a testament to Comtech's ability to support the Government's future communications systems," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by worldwide and regional satellite networks. Please visit www.comtechefdata.com for more information.

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.

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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse, 631-962-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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