Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $17.7 Million in Orders for Satellite Communications and Professional Support Services

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $17.7 million under its IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM).

Under the terms of this contract with CECOM, Comtech provides mobile satellite transceivers, satellite bandwidth, satellite network operations, engineering services and program management to the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below – Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system. These current orders are for the supply of satellite bandwidth, software licenses, and related professional support services, with all work expected to be completed by June 30, 2008.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, “We are pleased to receive these recent orders, and look forward to continuing our support of this critical program and the soldiers that rely on the FBCB2-BFT system.”

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