Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $10.0 Million of Blue Force Tracking Orders for Satellite Network Upgrades and Mobile Satellite Data Communications Transceivers

MELVILLE, N.Y., Apr 2, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $10.0 million under its IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM).

The orders are for the support of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below — Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system. Comtech received full funding to test and deploy improved beam processing hub equipment to specific segments of its satellite network and to purchase equipment and services that will enable use of the INMARSAT 4 satellite constellation. The orders are also for the supply of Comtech’s Model MT-2011 Mobile Satellite Data Transceivers for use with both ground and aviation assets.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, “We are extremely pleased to receive these new orders from our Blue Force Tracking customer. This continued support highlights the critical role our improved network technology and transceiver products play in this important program.”

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-enhanced 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 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.


Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jerome Kapelus, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development (631) 962-7000