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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.3 Million Satellite Communications Equipment Order from the U.S. Government

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 16, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.3 million order for satellite communications equipment from a U.S. government agency. The order was for turboIP®-45 Performance Enhancement Proxies, which will be utilized to upgrade an existing satellite communications-based network.

The turboIP-45 Performance Enhancement Proxy was designed to combat the inherent challenges of transmitting transmission control protocol (TCP) over satellite links. The unit provides transparent acceleration of TCP sessions, increasing throughput over satellite links while requiring minimal topology changes. The turboIP-45 is standards-based, supporting the Space Communications Protocol Standard Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP). It provides reliable connection-oriented, end-to-end data transfer for user applications. Available in a 1RU platform, turboIP-45 is deployed globally by government agencies and militaries. Common applications for the product include the enhancement of satellite links for Internet traffic or backbone trunking services.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said, "This order is another example of Comtech supplying the U.S. government with products that optimize bandwidth and increase throughput over satellite links."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by worldwide and regional satellite networks. Please visit www.comtechefdata.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 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.


SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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