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Comtech Systems, Inc. Receives Troposcatter Upgrade Contract From Foreign Military

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 7, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc. received a $1.0 million contract to upgrade a digital over-the-horizon microwave communications system for a foreign military. The award is for the upgrade of over-the-horizon troposcatter communications links with sites located on an offshore island and a land-based communications center. The system will provide a data rate of up to twenty megabits per second (20Mbps) employing the CS67200 digital troposcatter modem, in place of the previous generation S575 modem, and will be used to carry both digital voice and data traffic.

"This new product addresses our customer's need to upgrade their communications bandwidth to handle the increasing load of digital video, voice and data in operational environments," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kornberg added, "The upgrade reflects the continuing development of Comtech Systems, Inc.'s troposcatter communications product line that provides beyond line-of-sight high data rate communications in mission critical applications."

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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