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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.9 Million Power Order for Power Amplifiers to Support the Ground Multi-Band Terminal Program (GMT)

October 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 31, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. received a $ 2.9 million order from a U.S. prime contractor for power amplifiers for a follow-on procurement for the Ground Multi-Band Terminal (GMT) program. The order consists of both Tri-band and Ka-band High Powered Amplifiers (HPA's ) that will be delivered over the next three quarters.

This order is the fourth in a series of ongoing HPA procurements for the Air Force GMT program that began in 2005 and which is expected to continue through 2011. Comtech, through its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, EF Data Corp., also provides satellite modems for GMT.

"As a world leader in both Tri-band and high power Ka-band amplifiers, we are pleased to participate in this important program," said Fred Kornberg, Comtech's CEO. "The demand for these amplifiers will continue, driven by the continuing deployment of Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) Satellite systems. Our tri-band amplifiers offer users the flexibility of accessing both military and commercial satellites."

Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8W to 3 KW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45.5 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.

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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