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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Obtains $1.2 Million Satellite Communications Equipment Order From the U.S. Government

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 18, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.2 million order from a United States government agency for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will support the build out of a new satellite communications network.

The order includes Comtech EF Data's SLM-5650A Satellite Modem and 1:1 Redundancy Switches. The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem is designed to comply with the strict requirements of the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) defined in MIL-STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV,V and VI. It supports data rates from 64 kbps to 155 Mbps and symbol rates from 32 ksps to 64 Msps.

To support networking applications, this government agency will deploy the SLM-5650A Satellite Modems with the optional Network Processor module. The Network Processor module provides advanced Internet Protocol features, including routing, switching and Quality of Service. Utilizing the Network Processor, the SLM-5650A Satellite Modems can be configured as Ethernet switches or high-speed routers. Additionally, Multi-level Quality of Service is provided to reduce jitter and latency for real-time traffic, and mission-critical traffic can be given priority treatment for the available bandwidth. The advanced and bandwidth-efficient features will enable the government to optimize throughput on its satellite communications links.

"This order demonstrates the U.S. government's continued confidence in Comtech to deliver advanced infrastructure solutions that support mission-critical communications," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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.


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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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          Operating Officer

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