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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $4.5 Million Satellite Communication Equipment Order From Harris Corporation

September 4, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sep 4, 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 $4.5 million order from Harris Corporation to provide equipment for the U.S. Navy's Commercial Broadband Satellite Program. The U.S. Navy will deploy the equipment to enable high-speed, satellite communications for military personnel serving onboard various ship classes.

Included in the order are the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem and Vipersat Management System (VMS). The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem complies with the strict requirements defined in MIL-STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI. Government agencies, the military and commercial networks with demanding performance and/or security requirements commonly utilize this high-end modem for applications on DSCS, WGS and commercial satellites. The SLM-5650A integrates with the VMS to provide fully automated network and capacity management.

The Vipersat Management System is a feature-rich, automated bandwidth, capacity, and network management system with a high degree of configuration automation. It enables users to easily configure their networks and rapidly and effectively respond to network anomalies. VMS automates the carrier switching and spectrum management processes within the satellite network. These capabilities allow SCPC carriers to be switched automatically based on application, load, or schedule, providing on-demand services and space segment savings.

"We are honored that Harris Corporation awarded this contract to Comtech to support the Navy's Commercial Broadband Satellite Program," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech.

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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