updated 10/12/2010 10:16:11 AM ET 2010-10-12T14:16:11

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., won a $3.2 million order for satellite communications equipment for the United States government. The equipment will be utilized to upgrade fielded satellite terminals that support tactical military communications. Both the MBT-5003 Up/Down Converter System and the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem will be supplied.

The MBT-5003 Up/Down Converter System provides frequency conversion between L-Band IF and C-/X-/Ku-Band RF frequencies. It is packaged in a 3RU platform and provides high output power in a single chassis, redundant solution. The system is designed for rugged fly-away terminal use. 

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 modem supports advanced options that increase bandwidth efficiency and flexibility, including the transmission security (TRANSEC) and Network Processor modules. This versatile product can support a variety of applications, which minimizes logistical support and training in the tactical terminal setting.

"This order signifies the U.S. military's continued confidence in Comtech's innovative infrastructure products for mission-critical communications," 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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