updated 4/19/2011 12:46:28 PM ET 2011-04-19T16:46:28

TEMPE, Ariz., April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech EF Data Corporation announced today that it enhanced its engineering management team with the appointment of John Baddick to Vice President, VSAT System Engineering. This newly created position will address a strategic area of the company. Baddick will direct the technical efforts, including hardware design, software development and product engineering for the Advanced VSAT Solutions.  

Prior to joining Comtech EF Data, Baddick was with Intelsat for seven years in senior program management roles leading many of the company's largest management service developments and introductions to various market segments.  His most recent position was Senior Program Manager, Engineering and Business Operations. Previous to Intelsat, he held the position of Vice President, Engineering for Verestar. His experience also includes technical sales, systems engineering, network architecture and network engineering deployment, and product development with ViaCast Networks, and senior management operations and engineering positions with Orblynx. Baddick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University, and has completed post-graduate work in programming logic and design from the George Washington University School of Continuing Engineering Studies.

"John's extensive technical knowledge of the satellite industry, market insight and understanding of customer requirements make him highly qualified to oversee the development of this crucial product line," said Jeffrey Harig, Senior Vice President, Engineering.

The recently released Advanced VSAT are industry-leading solutions for mobile backhaul, Universal Service Obligation networks, corporate networks, Internet access and other applications requiring high-performance IP transport in hub-spoke network environments. Incorporating advanced technologies developed by Comtech EF Data, Comtech AHA and Memotec, these products are specifically designed to provide unmatched performance at an attractive price for a wide range of applications.

Comtech EF Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (Nasdaq:CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, WAN Optimization, Managed Bandwidth and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com .

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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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         Sue Lassandro
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