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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $2.1 Million Equipment Order to Support Battlefield System Upgrade for U.S. Military

MELVILLE, N.Y., Apr 15, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., won a $2.1 million order for satellite communications equipment from the United States military. The equipment will be used to upgrade existing battlefield systems to operate using the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system.

The order included the DMD2050 Satellite Modem, a MIL-STD-188-165A compliant universal satellite modem that supports a wide variety of data rates up to 52 Mbps. Designed for military and government use, it is ideally suited for flyaway, at-the-halt and integrated satellite terminal applications.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. commented, "This order is another example of how Comtech's innovative equipment serves an integral role in enhancing communications for our country's warfighters."

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