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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.4 Million of Satellite Earth Station Orders From the U.S. Government

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $2.4 million of orders from the United States government for SLM-5650A Satellite Modems and associated redundancy switches that will be utilized to facilitate satellite-based communications for a government agency.

The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem is compliant with the strict requirements defined in MIL STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI for applications on DSCS, WGS and commercial satellites. Advanced features are available for the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem, including a Network Processor module, integration with the Vipersat Management System for fully automated network and capacity management, and an AES-256 TRANSEC module that is validated to the FIPS-140-2 NIST standard.

"Given the SLM-5650A's reliability, security and bandwidth efficiencies, it is ideally suited for government and military applications — shipboard, airborne or ground," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "This order is representative of the U.S. government's confidence in Comtech to deliver infrastructure products to support essential communications."

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