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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.0 Million Contract for Medium-Power Tri-Band Amplifiers

February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., has been awarded a $1.0 million contract to supply medium-power tri-band amplifiers for a vehicle-mounted tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) system.

The Comtech Xicom tri-band amplifiers can transmit signals using three different SATCOM bands, giving users the flexibility to operate worldwide on either military or commercial spacecraft, and are ruggedized to cope with the rigorous deployment environments.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., stated, "Comtech Xicom multi-band traveling wave tube amplifiers offer military end-users the flexibility to communicate around the world over numerous satellite systems. Our amplifiers have proven to be a reliable mainstay of tactical satellite communications systems. We are proud to support our forces with robust, reliable and high-performance products."

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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. 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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