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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $5.8 Million of Orders for Its Mobile Data Communications Products from the Former Coalition Provisional Authority

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec 2, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., has received initial orders of $5.8 million for its new MTS Lite products from the Iraq Project and Contracting Office (formerly the Coalition Provisional Authority).

The orders are for mobile satellite transceivers, ruggedized computers, installation, training, field support services and satellite service time. In the new MTS Lite configuration, all of the hardware is packaged in a briefcase-sized container. This technology will provide Task Force Shield and Task Force Restore Iraqi Oil with an L-band satellite tracking and messaging system for use in direct support of the reconstruction and protection of the Iraqi oil infrastructure. The system will provide the ability to send near real-time, one-way panic distress signals, as well as two-way messaging and mapping between commercial vehicles and base stations.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "These orders demonstrate the many applications for our mobile data communications technology. The outstanding performance of our mobile tracking and messaging system during Operation Iraqi Freedom continues to spark new opportunities such as this award from the former Coalition Provisional Authority. The introduction of the MTS Lite configuration, which can be provided in any selected language, also serves as an example of how we are customizing our products to meet our customers' needs."

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services. 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.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Fred Kornberg or Robert G. Rouse

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