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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $2.9 Million Order for SATCOM Equipment to Support Network Expansion in Asia

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 5, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $2.9 million order for satellite communications equipment to support a customer's network expansion in Asia.

Comtech EF Data's high-end and mid-range satellite modems will be provided, including the CDM-710, the CDM-625, the CDM-600 and the DMD-20 models. These modems feature advanced forward error correction and higher order modulation. Based on the modems' flexibility and features, the customer will be able to increase its satellite link efficiency and reduce the total cost of ownership associated with its satellite communications.

Additionally, the order includes C-band and Ku-band frequency down converters, specifically the DT-4503 and DT-4513 models that offer high-performance frequency conversion, as well as Comtech's patented daisy chain switching techniques.

In commenting on the order, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said, "Our market-leading modems and converters will enable this customer to realize significant bandwidth efficiency and facilitate a cost-effective network expansion."

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.
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and Business Development

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