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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces $1 Million Contract for Satellite Communications Modems

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces $1 Million Contract for Satellite Communications Modems Melville, New York - January 6, 1999 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today the award to its Arizona operating unit, Comtech Communications Corporation (CCC), of a contract valued at approximately $1,000,000 for its Model CDM-500 Satellite Modem from a major international provider of satellite communications network services. The modems, to be supplied over a period of 12 months, will be used to provide both voice and data communications over a DAMA-SCPC satellite network.

Fred Kornberg, President and CEO of Comtech, indicated our Model CDM-500 Satellite Modem was chosen because of its cross-brand compatibility and because of the technological advances and performance advantages it provides. Our Model CDM-500 Modem economically offers a Viterbi decoder, BPSK and QPSK data rates from 2.4 to 512 kbps in one bit increments, and the EDMAC (Embedded Distantend Monitor and Control) channel that enables the full monitor and control of remote sites through the hub site modem without any additional cabling or equipment. CCC also offers the Model CDM-550 Satellite Modem, which increases the data rate to 2,048 kbps, and offers additional performance features such as OQPSK modulation and Sequential and Reed-Solomon forward error correction. Mr. Kornberg also added, with the addition of the modem product lines, CCC now provides complete equipment solutions for Data and Voice delivery over Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT).

CCC designs and manufactures a broad range of high performance, high quality products for a multitude of satellite communications applications for the domestic and international marketplace. These products include a broad spectrum of C, X and Ku Transceivers, Frequency Up and Down Converters, Solid State Power Amplifiers and Satellite Modems that meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat, Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other worldwide and regional satellite networks. Please visit the CCC website at http://www.comtechefdata.com for more information on our products.

Comtech is a broad based manufacturer of state-of-the-art solid state high power amplifiers and high technology satellite and troposcatter telecommunications products and systems for commercial and government applications.