Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Successful FIPS 140-2 Certification Related to Its BFT-2 Network Initiative

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 13, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation (CMDC), received a FIPS 140-2 Validation Certification from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for its satellite network’s cryptographic library modules which are incorporated into Comtech’s Blue Force Tracking-2 (BFT-2) Network initiative.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stated, “We are extremely pleased to receive this FIPS 140-2 Validation Certification. This certification of our satellite network infrastructure is an achievement that further demonstrates how our BFT-2 solution meets emerging and critical U.S. military needs. The FIPS 140-2 technology is incorporated into our BFT-2 satellite network and satellite transceiver and is compatible with our existing BFT and Movement Tracking System (MTS) networks. Comtech’s BFT-2 solution is ready for field deployment, specifically addresses the U.S. Army’s warfighters’ demand for increased bandwidth and network speed, and is backward compatible with the more than 100,000 first generation Comtech-designed BFT satellite transceivers already deployed.

The FIPS 140-2 validation for cryptographic modules is obtained through the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the United States FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation Authority, as well as the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation Authority.

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services through the use of advanced communication and network technology. To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company’s website at

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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