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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.9 Million for Satellite Communications Products from the U.S. Government

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded $1.9 million in orders for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be deployed by a government customer to expand its satellite-based network infrastructure.

The order encompasses the SLM-7650 Satellite Modem, the SLM-5650 High-Speed Satellite Modem and Redundancy Switches. The new SLM-5650 is compliant with the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) requirements defined in Military Standard (MIL-STD)-188-165A. This powerful and flexible modem is ideally suited for many government and military applications. The Redundancy Switches provide fully automatic or manual protection of circuits in case of equipment failure or undesirable traffic conditions.

"Comtech has a proven track record of supplying satellite communications equipment to government customers around the world," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "This award is another example of our customers' confidence in Comtech to deliver the flexibility and high performance required for diverse government environments."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat(R), Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other 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 conducts its business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company offers niche products, systems and services where it believes it has technological, engineering, systems design or other expertise that differentiate its product offerings.

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.
Fred Kornberg or Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900

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