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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.7 Million Satcom Equipment Order from DataPath to Support Government Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 09, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.7 million order from DataPath, a global telecommunications systems integrator. The satellite communications equipment will be utilized to support a major U.S. government program.

The order encompasses a variety of satellite modems, including the CDM-570/L Satellite Modem with an optional IP Module and the new SLM-5650 High-Speed Satellite Modem. The SLM-5650 is compliant with the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) requirements defined in Military Standard (MIL-STD)-188-165A. This powerful and flexible modem is ideally suited for many government and military applications.

Also included in the order are Comtech Vipersat Networks' Vipersat Management System (VMS). VMS is a fully automated network and capacity management tool designed specifically for satellite networks, offering improved switching functionality, network configuration flexibility, and enhanced management and control features.

"These modems and network and capacity management tools support fixed, at-the-pause or on-the-move communications applications and will deliver specific feature sets required by this major government program," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

DataPath is a global telecommunications systems integrator specializing in satellite earth terminals and network solutions. DataPath's rapid deployment voice, video and Internet communications solutions deliver mission-critical connectivity in extreme environments. Founded in 1996, DataPath serves government and commercial customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Privately held, DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., and maintains offices in Fort Monmouth, N.J., Tampa, Fla., the Philippines and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.datapath.com.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Converters, Amplifiers, Transceivers and Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat(R), Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other worldwide and regional satellite networks. Please visit www.comtechefdata.com for more information.

Comtech Vipersat Networks, Inc. provides complete solutions that optimize bandwidth utilization for broadband IP-networks over satellite. The company's products enable applications such as voice, data, video teleconferencing, video broadcast, and Internet/intranet delivery to a variety of industries. Product features include dynamic bandwidth allocation and switching, data carrier management, voice prioritization, data compression and acceleration, full mesh capabilities using Single Hop On Demand, and Multi-Transponder Mode. Please visit www.vipersat.com for more information.

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.
Fred Kornberg or Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900

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