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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives a $1.5 Million Contract to Provide Digital Over-the-Horizon Modems

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 6, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., has received a $1.5 million contract award from a foreign prime contractor to provide its digital flagship adaptive over-the-horizon modems for integration into a military communication system. Comtech's state-of-the-art digital modems will be used to replace a previous generation of Comtech's equipment and enable the end customer to take advantage of the expanded features resident in the new modem.

Comtech was chosen to provide this equipment based on its field-proven, high-data rate 8 Mb/sec digital over-the-horizon modem, and the backward compatibility of the new modem with older generation technology. This will prolong the working life and utility of the customer's existing infrastructure.

Fred Kornberg, President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., noted "This contract award clearly demonstrates the recognition of Comtech's advanced digital adaptive modem and radio technology and experience in over-the-horizon microwave (troposcatter) systems."

Comtech Systems, Inc. (www.comtechsystems.com) specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including over-the-horizon microwave, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.

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.
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