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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.2 Million Satellite Earth Station Equipment Order for the U.S. Government

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.2 million satellite earth station equipment order from a leading solutions provider which will be deployed by the U.S. government to power a satellite-based communications network.

Comtech EF Data's LPOD and associated accessories were specified in the order. The LPOD, designed with an efficient thermal and mechanical package, is compact in size and weight which makes it ideally suited to installations with limited mounting space, such as ship borne antenna systems, small "flyaway" systems, and satellite news gathering installations. The LPOD eliminates the requirement for the modem to supply a DC power source and 10 MHz reference to the BUCs and LNBs, which facilitates multi-carrier and redundant L-Band operation. The LPOD also includes built-in data logging enabling critical parameters to be recorded at time stamped intervals. 

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said, "The U.S. government selected Comtech BUCs based on our extensive experience in RF products, our reliability and our 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, 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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