Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $6.5 Million Buying Agreement from Harris Corporation to Support FAA Network Upgrade

  Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $6.5 Million Buying Agreement from
  Harris Corporation to Support FAA Network Upgrade

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013 --  Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL)
announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data
Corp., was awarded a $6.5 million buying agreement from Harris Corporation.
Under the buying agreement, Harris will purchase Comtech EF Data ground
equipment to support the satellite network upgrade of the Federal Aviation
Administration’s (“FAA”) Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure
(“ASTI”) program. The not to exceed $6.5 million buying agreement encompasses
a range of Comtech EF Data ground equipment, including the CDM-625 Advanced
Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk^® Carrier-in-Carrier^®, redundancy switches,
and RF products for indoor and outdoor environments.

As the prime contractor for the ASTI program, Harris will replace and upgrade
the existing satcom network that links the Alaskan Air Route Traffic Control
Center in Anchorage with 64 FAA facilities throughout the region. The ASTI
program will provide increased network performance and availability while
reducing operating and maintenance costs for the FAA's Alaskan National
Airspace System Interfacility Communication System. This infrastructure
provides Alaska with 90 percent of its inter-facility communications for
critical, essential and routine air traffic control services supporting
commercial aviation.

This mission-critical network has relied on Comtech EF Data modems for over 15
years. These will be replaced with Comtech EF Data’s CDM-625 Advanced
Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk^® Carrier-in-Carrier^®. The CDM-625 combines
the patented VersaFEC^® low latency forward error correction with DoubleTalk^®
Carrier-in-Carrier^® bandwidth compression for maximum savings under all
conditions. DoubleTalk^® Carrier-in-Carrier^®, based on Raytheon Applied
Signal Technology's patented "Adaptive Cancellation" technology, allows
transmit and receive carriers of a duplex link to share the same transponder
space. This combination of advanced technologies will minimize OPEX/CAPEX and
maximize network throughput/availability, optimizing valuable transponder

A variety of RF products are covered in the agreement, including indoor and
outdoor frequency conversion and amplifier systems. The outdoor RF products
include the LPOD Block Up Converters, the SPOD Solid State Power Amplifiers,
and the CSAT Transceivers. The rugged and weatherproof outdoor products with
field-proven performance and reliability are the ideal choice for harsh
Alaskan weather conditions. The indoor products include the UT and DT
Frequency Converters, the CPA Solid State Power Amplifiers, and the MBT-5000
Up/Down Converter System.

“We are honored to be Harris’s teammate in this vitally important project, and
believe our advanced technologies will be critical components in increasing
network performance and availability for the FAA,” commented Fred Kornberg,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
“Under the terms of the agreement, product deliveries are expected primarily
in our fiscal 2014.”

About Harris

Harris is an international communications and information technology company
serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion
of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees – including nearly 7,000
engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class
assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional
information about Harris Corporation is available at

About Comtech EF Data

Comtech EF Data Corporation is the recognized global leader in satellite
bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication
solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Modems, RAN & WAN
Optimization, Managed Bandwidth and RF products. The Company is recognized as
a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality
and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to
reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and
mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit

About Comtech Telecommunications

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, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data
communications. 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



Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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