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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $12.1 Million in SATCOM Equipment Orders for Government Network Expansion

April 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Apr 5, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. and its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received satellite communications equipment orders totaling $12.1 million from a major government prime contractor.

The orders are for follow-on procurements of high-power tri-band amplifiers, high-power Ka-band amplifiers and satellite earth station modems for transportable USAF satellite terminals and will be utilized to expand an existing military network. Deployed throughout the world, these terminals offer users the flexibility of accessing both military and commercial satellites.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., stated, "These orders demonstrate our strong technological capabilities in supporting key military programs as well as the strong combination of two Comtech subsidiaries in order to jointly bring the best of our organization to our customer."

The order for Comtech Xicom Technology products includes C, X, Ku-band tri-band amplifiers and Ka-band antenna mount amplifiers. These amplifiers feature high linear power and are operational at high ambient temperatures. Initial deliveries started in 2005 and 2006. The system is packed into transit cases and shippable on a single pallet, making it ideal for global Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission service.

The Comtech EF Data equipment order includes the DMD2050 Universal Satellite Modem. The DMD2050 Universal Satellite Modem complies with MIL-STD-188-165A (all terminal types) and a wide variety of international commercial standards. The DMD2050 provides highly advanced and bandwidth-efficient forward error correction (FEC), including Turbo Product Codes and Low Density Parity Check. Advanced FEC and modulation capabilities are integrated with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression allowing for maximum state-of-the-art performance under all conditions.

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications. Please visit www.xicomtech.com for more information.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency 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, inefficient or too expensive. 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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