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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $1.7 Million Order for High-Power Solid-State Amplifiers for Satellite Communication Terminals

January 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received a $1.7M order for outdoor solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) to be used in transportable fly-away satellite terminals for government satellite communications applications.

The award is for amplifiers of various power levels that operate in C-band, X-band or Ku-band. The terminals are expected to provide in-theater global satellite communications connectivity for the U.S. armed forces.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., stated, "This order reflects the sustained demand for high-power solid-state amplifiers capable of outdoor use for government satellite communications. Comtech Xicom Technology continues to lead the way with light-weight and durable SSPA designs."

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, 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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