(MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2006) --Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1.9 million satellite communications equipment order from a U.S. government agency. The equipment will be deployed to expand a satellite communications network.
The order encompasses satellite modems, including the new SLM-5650, redundancy switches, amplifiers and terminals. The SLM-5650 Satellite Modem complies with the strict requirements of the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) defined in Military Standard (MIL-STD)-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI. This high-speed modem offers flexible interfaces including gigabit ethernet, advanced forward error correction and higher order modulation. It is compact and rugged, ideally suited for many government and military applications, such as fixed, at-the-pause and on-the-move communications.
"This order is another demonstration of the U.S. government's confidence in Comtech to deliver solutions that maximize transponder utilization for mission-critical communications," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.