updated 11/8/2010 1:16:55 PM ET 2010-11-08T18:16:55

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., obtained $1.9 million in orders from U.S. government agencies for its turboIP-G2 Performance Enhancement Proxies. The products will upgrade networks supporting tactical communications at fixed sites and in communications-at-the-halt applications.

The turboIP-G2 Performance Enhancement Proxies combat the inherent challenges of transmitting TCP over satellite links. Transparently accelerating TCP sessions at speeds of 15 or 45 Mbps, the turboIP-G2 increases throughput over satellite links while requiring minimal topology changes. It can function as a hub device or at a remote site. The units are designed with the most effective wide area network optimization features tailored to address the unique challenges of satellite communications. Additionally, advanced compression techniques are used to minimize data traversing the satellite link.

"Upgrading networks with the powerful feature set of the turboIP-G2 will enable these government agencies to increase satellite link throughput and optimize user experience," 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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