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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.0 Million Contract for High Speed Satellite Modems with Turbo Product Coding

August 12, 2003 at 11:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug 12, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., has received a $1.0 million contract for its high speed satellite modems, including the signature CDM-600 variable open network modem, with turbo product coding (TPC).

Comtech's modems can significantly increase the efficiency of a satellite earth station using its highly advanced TPC technique of forward error correction that significantly reduces both power and spectral occupancy of satellite signals resulting in substantial satellite transponder cost savings. The modems will be used by a systems integrator for applications throughout Asia.

In commenting on this contract award, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "Once again, our leading satellite earth station technology is being used to support communications throughout the world."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of Frequency Up and Down Converters, Solid State Power Amplifiers, Satellite Modems and Transceivers, Internet Enabled Modems, MultiCast and UniCast Networks and the MIDAS Bandwidth on Demand System. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat, Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other worldwide and regional satellite networks. Please visit the Comtech EF Data website at http://www.comtechefdata.com for more information on our products.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an innovative 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 mobile data communications services. In each of these segments, growth has been 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 300 distinct Comtech products are in service in more than 100 countries.

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.

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