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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.1 Million Order from Sematron UK for Satellite Communications Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb 14, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.1 million order from Sematron UK, Ltd., the UK's largest value added distributor of satellite ground station equipment.

Included in the order are Comtech EF Data's CDM-570 and CDM-600 Satellite Modems with advanced technologies in varying configurations, including Low-Density Parity-Check Codes (LDPC) and Turbo Product Coding (TPC) forward error correction, a range of data rates and an optional IP Module. The advanced technologies enable bandwidth efficiencies to be realized and satellite transponder utilization to be maximized.

"Comtech EF Data's equipment offers dependable, leading edge technologies," said Kevin Hall, Director for Sematron UK, Ltd. "Our commitment of providing cost-effective, reliable and advanced solutions to our customers is made possible by key suppliers like Comtech."

Sematron UK will deploy the equipment to support its customers' satellite communications installations in a broad range of industries, such as telecommunications, energy and defense.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "This order is another example of the confidence key industry participants have in Comtech to deliver the most advanced technologies in satellite ground station equipment."

Sematron UK, founded in 1990, is a leading communications distributor focused on the supply of RF, microwave and digital technologies to equip satellite ground stations and associated technologies. Operating its own support, training and service center, Sematron UK is committed to providing unrivalled customer service. For more information, please visit www.sematron.com.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Modem Accessories, 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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