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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $1.8 Million High-Power Amplifier Orders for Satellite Terminals to Provide Satellite Connectivity for Soldiers

October 14, 2009 at 8:00 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 14, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received orders totaling $1.8 million for ruggedized, high-power, solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA's) that will be incorporated into transportable fly-away satellite terminals used by U.S. soldiers stationed overseas in remote areas.

These terminals, designed for outdoor use in harsh environmental conditions, transmit in the Ku-band frequency which offers a broad array of available satellite transponders around the globe. Additionally, the terminals can be packed into two transit cases making them ideal for transportable applications.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented, "Comtech Xicom Technology has enjoyed a long history of technology leadership in high-power traveling wave tube amplifiers for satellite communications. This order is another demonstration of our ability to design light weight, efficient SSPA's that meet stringent customer requirements."

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 45.5 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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