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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $19.1 Million in Satcom Equipment Orders for Military Network Expansion

January 8, 2009 at 12:00 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 8, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., and its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., obtained satellite communications equipment orders totaling $19.1 million from a United States prime government contractor. The equipment is for follow-on procurements for the Ground Multi-Band Terminal program, and will be utilized to expand an existing military network.

The order for Comtech EF Data equipment specified the DMD2050 Satellite Ground Station Modem. The DMD2050 is based on the MIL-STD-188-165A standard and covers data rates up to 52 Mbps. Offering flexibility and performance, the modem provides a range of hardware, software and data interface options, and can be switched between 70/140 MHz operation and L-Band without requiring configuration changes. The DMD2050 Satellite Ground Station Modem is ideal for voice, data and video military communications.

The order for Comtech Xicom Technology products includes Tri-band and Ka-band High Power Amplifiers. Deployed throughout the world, the power amplifiers offer users the flexibility of accessing both military and commercial satellites. The market demand for these amplifiers is driven by the continuing deployment of the Wideband Global Satcom satellite system.

"Supplying a combination of Comtech EF Data and Comtech Xicom Technology products for this program demonstrates the synergies of these two subsidiaries to support an important military network expansion," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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