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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $4.1 Million Contract for SATCOM Equipment to Support Mobile Backhaul

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $4.1 million contract for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be utilized by a telecommunications operator to support a mobile backhaul network expansion in Latin America. The contract included a full range of Comtech EF Data's satellite earth station equipment and also included Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc.'s high-power traveling wave tube amplifiers.

Satellite earth station equipment included on the order received includes the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem, the CDM-750 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem, complementary redundancy switches and various other equipment including transceivers, block up converters and high-power outdoor solid-state power amplifiers. The CDM-625 combines advanced Forward Error Correction, such as VersaFEC® and Low Density Parity Check codes, with the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression for maximum savings under all conditions. The CDM-750 is a high throughput, point-to-point modem that provides industry-leading bandwidth efficiencies. It can accommodate the most demanding telco backhaul links by offering an advanced combination of space segment saving capabilities while minimizing the need for unnecessary overhead.

"We are particularly pleased to receive this large order to support mobile backhaul networks," commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Our customer chose Comtech solutions based on our ability to increase network throughput and reduce operating expenses."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency 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 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 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.


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