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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Contract for New Super-Power Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- June 1, 2015-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., received an order from a domestic integrator for $1.1 million for its new, Super-Power Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs). These high-tech amplifiers were first introduced at the Satellite 2015 show in March.

"We are extremely pleased that customers are reacting positively to our new Super-Power TWTAs. We believe this order is the first of many we expect to receive," said Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

As shown on the Comtech Xicom Technology website, (www.xicomtech.com/index-superpower-twtas.aspx), our new Super-Power TWTAs offer twice the RF power of traditional TWTAs with only a small increase in size and weight, using equivalent prime power. This capability allows users to realize significant reductions in space requirements, power costs, and system complexity, with increased rain-fade margin, over systems using traditional TWTA products, and in particular over traditional systems using Klystron Power Amplifiers.

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's 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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