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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $1.8 Million Order for MIL-STD-188-165A Satellite Modems

August 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug 10, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.8 million order for its SLM-5650A Satellite Modems from the U.S. government to upgrade an existing satellite-based communications network.

The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem is compliant with the strict requirements defined in MIL-STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI for applications on DSCS, WGS and commercial satellites. The order specified advanced options for the SLM-5650A that increase its bandwidth efficiency and flexibility, including the transmission security (TRANSEC) and Network Processor modules.

The TRANSEC module for the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem provides bulk AES-256 encryption/decryption in accordance with the FIPS-140-2 Level 2 specification. It encrypts all traffic sent over the air, including data traffic, overhead channel and Vipersat Management System messages.

The Network Processor module provides advanced IP features including routing, switching, Quality of Service, and Vipersat dynamic bandwidth control. The modems will be integrated with Comtech EF Data's Vipersat Management System (VMS), which is the engine that provides dynamic Single Carrier per Channel bandwidth management of the space segment.

"By utilizing the advanced technologies of the SLM-5650A Satellite Modems in conjunction with VMS, this government user can automate bandwidth utilization and optimize space segment efficiency," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite earth station communications products, including Satellite Modems, Bandwidth & Capacity Management, TCP/IP Performance Enhancement Proxies, Encapsulators, Receivers, Frequency 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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