Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $16.4 Million of Movement Tracking System Orders

MELVILLE, N.Y., Mar 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $16.4 million under its Movement Tracking System, or MTS contract, with the U.S. Army. Total orders received to date against the $605.1 million MTS contract increased to $76.1 million.

The orders are for the supply of MTS systems which feature Comtech’s Model MT-2012 mobile satellite transceivers integrated with both ruggedized and control station computers, miscellaneous hardware, installation kits, program management, and technical support services. Comtech’s Model MT-2012 transceiver features Savi Technology’s ISO-compliant EchoPoint RFID Reader, as well as secure Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities.

The orders will support ongoing MTS program activities in the United States and abroad, as well as support the National Guard Bureau’s (NGB’s) United States Homeland Defense initiatives. The NGB directly funded $5.2 million of the $16.4 million in total orders placed under the MTS contract.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, “We are pleased to have received these most recent MTS orders. This critical communications capability enables the MTS Program to meet ongoing military operational objectives and the National Guard Bureau to better prepare for and react to disaster and recovery operations at the local, state and national levels. These new orders are indicative of the vital roles our communication and network technologies play in providing communications capabilities when conventional telecommunications systems are unavailable or ineffective.”

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.


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