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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.7 Million Contract for Quick Deploy Satellite Systems and Technical Support Services to Support the First Marine Expeditionary Force

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug 24, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received a $1.7 million contract to support the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF). The contract is part of I MEF's comprehensive plan to provide satellite-based position and location reporting capabilities to Iraqi Army and security forces.

The contract includes the supply of Comtech's Quick Deploy Satellite System (QDSS), training and technical support. The QDSS utilizes components similar to those used in Comtech's Movement Tracking System (MTS) including Comtech's Model MT-2011 mobile satellite transceiver, embedded Global Positioning System (GPS), in-vehicle computers and Comtech's advanced satellite network infrastructure. These components and capabilities provide highly reliable communications-on-the-move capabilities to mobile forces.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased to see I MEF select the QDSS for military operations throughout Iraq. This new contract further demonstrates the importance our products, satellite network infrastructure and technical support capabilities play in meeting critical security requirements that demand dependable communications. We look forward to supporting the future requirements for I MEF and other similar programs within the U.S. Department of Defense, and with our allied forces."

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services through the use of advanced communication and network technology. To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's website at www.comtechmobile.com.

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.

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