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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.2 Million Order for Satellite Communications Products from the U.S. Government

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 27, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.2 million order for satellite communications equipment. A government customer will utilize the equipment to support a major, multi-year program.

Included in the order is Comtech EF Data's SLM-5650 Satellite Modem with a network processor module and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) module. The SLM-5650 Satellite Modem complies with the requirements of the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) defined in Military Standard (MIL-STD)-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI. This high-speed modem supports data rates up to 155 Mbps, and offers flexible interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet, advanced forward error correction and higher order modulation. It is compact and rugged, ideally suited for many government and military applications, such as fixed, at-the-pause and on-the-move communications. The optional modules will enable compatibility with Comtech EF Data's bandwidth and capacity management, Vipersat Management System, for a seamless IP-based infrastructure for satellite networking.

"This order reaffirms the government's confidence in Comtech to support major programs and to deliver solutions that maximize transponder utilization for 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, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat®, 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 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.


SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse, Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer

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