Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $6.1 Million of Orders for Satellite Network Bandwidth, Transceivers, Equipment Leases and Engineering Support Services

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 9, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $6.1 million under its IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM). Total orders received to date against this $384.0 million contract increased to $240.5 million.

Under these orders, which support the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below – Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a U.S. Army battle command real-time situational awareness and control system, Comtech will provide its AVX-06(203) aviation transceiver, MT-2011 ground mobile transceivers, satellite network bandwidth, engineering technical support, and equipment leases. Most notable amongst the orders is the satellite network bandwidth to support the FBCB2-BFT program’s transition to the new BFT software version 6.5 which, when fully deployed, will enable current BFT users to operate at higher data rates. These orders support an incremental six months of satellite network bandwidth.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said “We are extremely pleased to receive these orders which not only support immediate U.S. Army operational needs, but further demonstrate Comtech’s key role in seamlessly supporting the BFT program’s ongoing mission of delivering high quality, state of the art technology to our warfighters. We look forward to continuing our close partnership with our BFT customer, as today we work together to deliver the advanced systems and solutions needed by U.S. military personnel.”

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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