June 27, 2012--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.2 million order from a government systems integrator. The order specified SLM-5650A Satellite Modems, which will be deployed by the U.S. Government to support a satellite-based communications network.
The SLM-5650A Satellite Modem is compliant with the strict requirements defined in MIL STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI for applications on DSCS, WGS and commercial satellites. Advanced features are available for the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem, including a Network Processor module, integration with the Vipersat Management System for fully automated network and capacity management, and an AES-256 TRANSEC module that is validated to the FIPS-140-2 NIST standard.
"The SLM-5650A provides field-proven reliability, security and bandwidth efficiencies,” said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “This order is a testament to the U.S. Government’s confidence in Comtech’s equipment.”
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
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.