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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.1 Million SATCOM Equipment Order for Military Network

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.1 million order from a European systems integrator for satellite communications ground equipment which will be utilized by a European Ministry of Defense ("MOD") to upgrade satellite earth stations.

The order specified the DMD20 Universal Satellite Modems which are extremely flexible with a range of options to support virtually all applications. The DMD20 modems ordered include Low Density Parity Check Code forward error correction plus 8-QAM and 16-QAM modulation for enhanced bandwidth efficiencies and also support IDR, IBS and DVB standards. These modems cover data rates up to 20 Mbps and are packaged in a single rack unit platform. 

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented, "These Comtech modems were selected by this foreign MOD based on our advanced technologies, bandwidth efficiencies and field-proven performance."

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 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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