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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.8 Million Contract for Satellite Communications Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 4, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $2.8 million contract to provide satellite communications equipment to a leading CDMA Cellular Operator in India.

In conjunction with Hughes Escorts Communication Limited, a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, and Eltel Systems Ltd., the deployment of Comtech's Data and RF equipment will augment a SCPC VSAT network allowing voice and data connectivity. Aligning the expertise of all three companies will allow for state-of-the-art CDMA satellite technology across India. Comtech's equipment is expected to be delivered by April 2005.

Highlights of products being utilized include Comtech's flagship high performance, bandwidth-efficient CDM-600 and CDM-570L Satellite Modems, as well as various frequency converters and redundancy switches. The CDM-600 is an advanced, open network satellite modem that supports data rates up to 20 Mbps, an array of modulation techniques, standards and interfaces, plus the industry's widest range of forward error correction options, ensuring optimum performance based on varying network conditions. The CDM-570L Modem optimizes L-Band satellite communications with its flexible, low cost features including data rates from 2.4 kbps to 5 Mbps, fast acquisition demodulation, second generation Turbo Product Coding and a variety of modulation techniques.

"This award is another example of our reputation as an innovative technology leader for both domestic and international satellite communications users," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd. (HECL) is a joint venture between Hughes Network Systems (HNS) & Escorts Ltd. Hughes Escorts has charted a mission to become a leader in providing turnkey value-added networking solutions for corporate enterprise in India, primarily using the satellite medium.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of Data and RF products for satellite communications, including Satellite Modems, Network Monitor and Control Software, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxy, Converters, Solid State Power Amplifiers, Transceivers and Satellite 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.

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