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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.5 Million Award for High-Power Ka-band Amplifiers

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- May 10, 2012--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. received an order for $1.5 million for the company's Ka-band high-power amplifiers serving the emerging High Throughput Satellite communications market.

Comtech Xicom's systems represent the state-of-the-art in Ka-band amplifier production. These TWT-based amplifiers feature 500 Watts of output power at 30GHz. The amplifiers are designed for high reliability and superior technical performance and meet the long life requirements for the High Throughput Satellite communications markets.

"We continue to see strong demand for our Ka-band product line," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Our products are instrumental to high-power uplink gateways for interactive satellite services. We are proud to be selected, once again, to supply gateway amplifiers to the High Throughput Satellite market."

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications. Please visit www.xicomtech.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.


Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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