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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.6 Million Order for Satellite Communications Equipment

June 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 19, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.6 million order from a government agency for satellite communications equipment. The equipment will be deployed to upgrade and extend the agency's satellite-based network.

Included in the order is a range of Comtech EF Data equipment tailored to the requirements of government users, including SLM-5650 Satellite Modems, High-Power Outdoor Amplifiers and Redundancy Switches. The SLM-5650 Satellite Modem is designed to comply with the strict requirements of the Defense Satellite Communications System defined in MIL-STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI. This high-speed modem supports data rates up to 155 Mbps, and offers flexible interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet, advanced forward error correction and higher order modulation. It is compact and rugged, ideally suited for many government and military applications.

The High-Power Outdoor Amplifiers are Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) from Comtech EF Data's Outdoor Amplifier line. Part of an extensive RF product offering, the High-Power Outdoor Amplifiers are rugged in construction, conservative in thermal design and well-proven in challenging operating environments.

"This order is another example of the government's confidence in Comtech to supply equipment for the satellite-based networks of the future," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corporation 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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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse, Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer

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