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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $7.1 Million Order for U.S. Air Force Satellite Communications Network Expansion

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. recently received an order for $7.1 million from a major U.S. prime contractor for Ka-Band power amplifiers.

Comtech's high-power amplifiers will be used in transportable USAF satellite terminals and expand an existing U.S. Air Force military satellite communications network. The Ka-band antenna-mount amplifiers feature high linear power and are designed for operation in challenging worldwide environments. The system is packed into multiple transit cases, making it ideal for global Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) service.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., stated, "We are pleased to receive this large order which we believe demonstrates the critical role that our high-power amplifiers play and our customer's confidence to meet the requirements of the U.S. Air Force."

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, 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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