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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $11.8 Million Order for Solid-State Power Amplifiers for In-Flight Connectivity Application

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- June 29, 2016--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received an $11.8 million follow-on production order for Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) to be used in an airborne, In-Flight Connectivity application.

"We are pleased to be a key supplier of state-of-the-art Gallium Nitride (GaN) solid-state amplifiers for the fast growing In-Flight Connectivity market. These products will enable high-speed satellite connectivity for airlines based in the Americas, Europe, and Asia," said Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Comtech continues to increase its presence in this market and we look forward to a long period of growth as we transition to higher-volume production to meet the worldwide demand for continuous connectivity."

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 sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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.


Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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