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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $2.4 Million in SATCOM Equipment Orders to Support Military Communications

November 24, 2009 at 8:02 AM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov 24, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received $2.4 million in orders for satellite modems and redundancy switches. The equipment will be employed by the United States government to support an ongoing military communications program.

The order includes the DMD2050 Universal Satellite Modem and corresponding redundancy switches. The DMD2050 Satellite Modem is designed to comply with the widest possible range of United States government and commercial standards, and is compatible with the largest number of satellite modems in the industry. It is fully compliant with MIL-STD-188-165A (all terminal types) and the IESS 308, IESS 309, IESS 310, IESS-315 and DVB-S commercial standards. The DMD2050 supports advanced and bandwidth-efficient forward error correction and a range of modulation.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. commented, "These orders are another example of the government's confidence in Comtech to provide market-leading infrastructure products for warfighter communications."

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 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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SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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