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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $3.8 Million Order for High Efficiency Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers for Military Applications

January 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- January 29, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., has received a $3.8 million follow-on order from a U.S.-based system integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers ("TWTAs"). These TWTAs are for a major U.S. Army Satellite Communications program for transportable satellite communications ("SATCOM") systems providing voice, data, video conferencing, internet and high resolution video connectivity for deployed military forces.

The TWTAs ordered for this challenging Army application are part of Comtech Xicom Technology's industry-leading high efficiency TWTA product line and represent the best technology industry has to offer. The units are small and lightweight enough to be mounted directly at the feed of medium-sized antennas and are designed to operate over -40°C to +60°C. They also incorporate upconversion from L-band for 1-2 GHz input operation and SNMP-based Ethernet monitor and control interfaces.

Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said, "Comtech is pleased to continue our support for this important program and the warfighter with our industry-leading high-power, high efficiency amplifiers. Our customers are directly benefiting from the significant investment we've made in enhancing efficiency to provide the highest linear powers in the most compact and rugged packages possible while maintaining our high standards for quality and reliability in challenging environments."

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 leader in most of 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.

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