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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $2.5 Million SATCOM Equipment Order for New Enterprise Network

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 23, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.5 million order for satellite communications equipment to support a new satellite-based enterprise network for a customer in the Asia-Pacific region.

The order includes delivery of the DMD20 Universal Satellite Modem and companion redundancy switches. A standards-based modem, the DMD20 supports IDR, IBS and DVB, and data rates up to 20 Mbps. With dual-band capability, the DMD20 can be switched between 70/140 MHz operation and L-Band. It includes a range of forward error correction, data interfaces, and software options. The DMD20 provides the flexibility and efficiencies to support virtually all satellite-based applications, including voice, video and data.

"Given the DMD20's proven track record of facilitating satellite communications for networks globally, this customer will undoubtedly realize bandwidth efficiencies and operating expense savings," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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, 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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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

CONTACT:  Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Media Contacts:
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Jerome Kapelus, Senior Vice President, Strategy
and Business Development

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