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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $3.4M Order for Ruggedized Amplifiers for WGS Satellite Applications

May 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 6, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received a $3.4 million order for ruggedized, Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) for the U.S. Navy. These amplifiers are to be fitted to existing antennas and will provide improved uplink access to Ka-band capacity provided by the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites. The TWTAs have been designed to meet very stringent environmental specifications.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented, "Comtech has collaborated with our customer to design, develop and produce a robust, highly customized TWTA product. With our strong engineering team, we are able to design products to meet very demanding, customer-specific 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 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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