updated 6/6/2011 2:17:43 PM ET 2011-06-06T18:17:43

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., received orders valued at approximately $2.3 million for its Modular Transportable Troposcatter Systems (MTTS) from a prime U.S. defense contractor. These modular, rapidly deployable, transit case-based troposcatter systems represent a major advancement in troposcatter systems.

At the heart of the system is the industry leading Comtech Systems CS6716A digital troposcatter modem that provides the highest capacity throughput of any troposcatter modem in production. The feature rich CS6716A provides Turbo code forward error correction, ethernet baseband connectivity and variable rates from 2 Mb/s to 22 Mb/s. The communications link is further protected through Automatic Power Control and a unique Auto Coding Rate (ACR) function. In severe link conditions, ACR will reduce the transmit rate to maintain the link and will then return to the nominal transmit rate when link conditions permit. Coupled with the CS6716A modem is Comtech Systems CS4400 Frequency converter, the smallest quad diversity, digitally controlled frequency agile converter for troposcatter or line of sight microwave links.

The MTTS solution delivers high-throughput capacity to enable mission-critical surveillance, situational awareness and real-time data to remote, infrastructure-challenged locations. The MTTS solution enhances communications capabilities with seamless compatibility and interoperability with legacy-fielded troposcatter systems used currently by the U.S. military.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "This award is a testament to our industry-leading and field-proven troposcatter system technology. The MTTS represents a new industry standard for troposcatter and will play an important role delivering mission-critical bandwidth to the battlefield."

Comtech Systems, Inc. ( www.comtechsystems.com ) specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of turnkey communication systems including over-the-horizon microwave, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.

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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