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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.3 Million Order From the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for High Power Ka-Band Amplifiers

November 6, 2008

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. received a $1.3 million order from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the development of a high power Ka-band amplifier. The amplifier will be a high-efficiency design for use in U.S.A.F. airborne platforms.

“This is a strategically important program for Xicom due to the importance of both Ka-band and airborne applications to our long-term growth plans,” said Fred Kornberg, Comtech’s CEO. “We are pleased to be working with AFRL to further expand our amplifier technology capabilities to the airborne environment.”

Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high power amplifiers, manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8W to 3 KW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45.5 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.

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 or ineffective. 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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 CONTACT:  Comtech Telecommunications Corp.           Media Contacts:           Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and             Chief Financial Officer           Jerome Kapelus, Senior Vice President, Strategy and             Business Development           631-962-7000           info@comtechtel.com 




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