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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Government Award of $1.0 Million for Deployment of Satellite Communications Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 19, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received an award of $1.0 million from the United States Government for the deployment of satellite modems and transceivers.

Included in the award are Comtech's SLM-7650 Satellite Modem and high-power C-Band Transceiver. The SLM-7650 meets Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS) requirements and MIL-STD 188-165/A. Equipped with higher-level modulation and advanced forward error correction, the SLM-7650 is ideal for government applications. The C-Band Transceivers, designed for easy installation in rugged environments, are outfitted with various Monitor & Control functions allowing easy remote management for superior performance and long-term reliability.

"Our continuing alliance with the U.S. Government is a testament to our products and their ability to deliver consistent, reliable performance in mission-critical communications," stated Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of Data and RF products for satellite communications, including Satellite Modems, Network Monitor and Control Software, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxy, Converters, Solid State Power Amplifiers, Transceivers and Satellite Terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by Intelsat(R), Eutelsat, Insat, AsiaSat and other 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 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, 631-777-8900

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