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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $3.2 Million of Orders for Industry-Leading Satellite Power Amplifiers

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. received orders totaling $3.2 million for the company's Ka-band high-power amplifiers for commercial satellite Direct-to-Home (DTH) services and the emerging high throughput satellite communications market.

Comtech Xicom's power amplifiers, designed for high reliability and superior technical performance, feature state-of-the-art RF power capability and are operational at high ambient temperatures. These fully self-contained TWT-based amplifiers directly mount to the outdoor antenna and meet the long life requirements for the broadcast satellite communications markets.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., stated, "With rapid growth in the DTH high-definition and multichannel broadcasting market, the utilization of the Ka-band spectrum is increasing worldwide, driving the demand for Comtech Xicom's leading-edge amplifiers. These orders represent follow-on orders, and we are pleased that customers continue to select Comtech Xicom to fulfill their ongoing amplifier needs."

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications. Please visit www.xicomtech.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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. 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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