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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.9 Million Satcom Equipment Order to Support U.S. Military Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb 10, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.9 million satellite communications equipment order that will be deployed by the United States military to support the expansion of an existing network.

The order specified DMD2050 satellite modems and redundancy switches. The DMD2050 is a MIL-STD-188-165A modem that supports data rates up to 52 Mbps. With many forward error correction and modulation combinations, a wide variety of data interface options and dual IF interfaces, the DMD2050 is highly flexible. Designed for military and government use, it is ideally suited for flyaway, at-the-halt and integrated satellite terminal applications.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. commented, "Providing satcom equipment for this key Army network expansion is another testament to Comtech's ability to support major military programs."

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, 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 or ineffective. 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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