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Comtech Systems, Inc. Contracted to Provide Fielding Support to U.S. Army AN/TRC 170 Troposcatter Terminals

MELVILLE, N.Y., Apr 30, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., has received a $1.6 million increase in funding to its previously announced AN/TRC-170 engineering and support contract. Total funding to date under this contract is $9.4 million.

Comtech Systems will provide services to support continued fielding of the U.S. Army's AN/TRC-170 terminals. These services will include the inspection and repair of the terminals, and installation of the recently purchased AN/TRC-170 modem upgrade kits. Comtech will also provide formal classroom and practical hands-on training for personnel operating the upgraded AN/TRC-170 terminals. Comtech engineers will support Army field tests and network exercises, and engineering services on Department of Defense troposcatter systems other than AN/TRC-170.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased by the additional funding, which further demonstrates Comtech's expertise and knowledge in troposcatter communications systems and the U.S. Army's satisfaction with our services and support provided under this contract. We look forward to continuing our efforts on this important program."

Comtech Systems, Inc. (www.comtechsystems.com) specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including over-the-horizon microwave, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.

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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