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$3.1 Million SatCom Order for Comtech Telecommunications

April 3, 2008

The U.S. Army's satellite communication equipment order will use Comtech Telecommunications' enhancement proxies to improve TCP transmissions over satellite links.


MELVILLE, NY (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $3.1 million order for performance enhancement proxies from the United States Army. The satellite communications equipment will be used by the Army in tactical operating environments.

The Turbo IP Performance Enhancement Proxy is designed to combat the inherent challenges of transmitting transmission control protocol (TCP) over satellite links. The unit provides transparent acceleration of TCP sessions, increasing throughput over satellite links while requiring minimal topology changes. The Turbo IP Performance Enhancement Proxy is standards-based, supporting the Space Communications Protocol Standard-Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP). It provides reliable connection-oriented, end-to-end data transfer for user applications. Common uses for the product include the enhancement of satellite links for Internet traffic or backbone trunking services.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., commented, "This order demonstrates the U.S. Government's confidence in Comtech to support IP-based satellite communications for tactical operating environments."

About Comtech
Comtech EF Data Corp. manufactures a broad spectrum of satellite communications products, including satellite modems, bandwidth & capacity management, tcp/ip performance enhancement proxies, encapsulators, receivers, converters, amplifiers, transceivers and terminals. All products meet or exceed the standards published by worldwide and regional satellite networks.

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.


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