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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Contract for High-Power Amplifiers for Direct-to-Home Television Services

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- December 18, 2014 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., has been awarded a contract for $1.1 million from a major system integrator to supply outdoor mounted, high-power amplifiers ("HPAs"). The HPAs will be used in Latin America at a new earth station being built to provide direct-to-home television services. The Comtech Xicom HPAs were selected due to their high output power and overall efficiency, offering high performance at a lower operating cost than other approaches.

"Customers are transitioning to high efficiency outdoor traveling wave tube amplifiers. They enable more bang for the buck than traditional indoor systems," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "We are pleased to be selected, once again, by a direct-to-home operator and see growing opportunities in Latin America."

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 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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a leader in most of 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.


Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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