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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.8 Million Satcom Equipment Order to Support Government Network in Asia

October 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 30, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.8 million order for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be utilized by a government department in Asia to facilitate a network expansion.

"The Radyne acquisition allowed Comtech to expand our satellite earth station product portfolio," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Delivering on our promise to continue supporting Radyne's customers, we are supplying both Comtech EF Data and Radyne branded products for this government network expansion project."

Included in the order are the Comtech EF Data branded CDM-600 Satellite Modems, and the Radyne branded DMD20 Universal Satellite Modems and frequency converters. The CDM-600 is an open network satellite modem compliant with IESS-308/309/310/314/315 from 64 kbps through T2 and E2. The architecture is firmware and FPGA-based, and the modem offers exceptional flexibility and performance in a 1RU enclosure. The Radyne DMD20 Universal Satellite Modem is also highly flexible, supporting IDR, IBS and DVB standards, data rates up to 20 Mbps, a range of forward error correction and modulation schemes, plus L-Band and 70/140 MHz operation. And, the Radyne frequency converters provide performance that meets or exceeds industry standards, and feature ease of integration and operation.

"The Radyne acquisition allowed Comtech to expand our product portfolio," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Delivering on our promise to continue supporting Radyne's customers, we are supplying both Comtech EF Data and Radyne branded products for this government network expansion project."

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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