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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.0 Million Order for Frequency Converters to Support the U.S. Military

November 3, 2009 at 8:01 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov 3, 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 $1.0 million order for satellite communications equipment from a government contractor. The equipment will be used by the United States government to support military communications.

The order specified a variety of Comtech EF Data's frequency converters, including the UT-4514 Ku-Band Up Converter, the DT-4513 Ku-Band Down Converter and the LBC-4000 L-Band Up/Down Converter System. Comtech EF Data's lineup of indoor converters provides frequency conversion between the traditional IF frequencies of 70/140 MHz and L-Band, as well as translation from these IF frequencies and C-, X-, Ku- and Hotbird RF Bands. Based on rack mountable chassis, the products feature low phase noise, high gain, gain compensation, redundancy and the patented daisy chain switching.

"With more than 20 years experience in RF products, Comtech EF Data has a proven track record of supporting mission critical communications with reliable, high-performance solutions," 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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