UNITED STATES
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K


                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) JANUARY 21, 2004

             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

          DELAWARE                       0-7928                 11-2139466
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(State or other jurisdiction          (Commission             (IRS Employer
      of incorporation)               File Number)        Identification Number)

                   105 BAYLIS ROAD, MELVILLE, NEW YORK  11747
               (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (631) 777-8900
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



      On January 21, 2004, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. issued a press
release announcing the pricing of its offering of $90 million aggregate original
principal amount of 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 in a private
placement to "qualified institutional buyers" pursuant to Rule 144A under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Attached hereto and incorporated by
reference herein as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of such press release.


      (a)   Not applicable.

      (b)   Not applicable.

      (c)   Exhibits:

      Exhibit Number                            Description
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           99.1            Press Release of the Company, dated January 21, 2004.



      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.

Dated:  January 22, 2004

                                        By:  /s/  Robert G. Rouse
                                        Name:  Robert G. Rouse
                                        Title: Senior Vice President
                                                 and Chief Financial Officer


                                                                   EXHIBIT 99.1

Media Contacts:
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert G. Rouse, Chief Financial Officer
(631) 777-8900


MELVILLE, N.Y. - January 21, 2004 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:
CMTL) announced today the pricing of its offering of $90 million aggregate
original principal amount of 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 in a private
placement to "qualified institutional buyers" pursuant to Rule 144A under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The sale of the notes is expected to close
on January 27, 2004. Comtech also granted the initial purchaser of the notes a
13-day option to purchase up to an additional $15 million aggregate original
principal amount of the notes.

The notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.0% per year and, during certain
periods and subject to certain conditions, the notes will be convertible into
shares of Comtech's common stock at an initial conversion price of $47.25 per
share (a conversion rate of 21.1640 shares per $1,000 original principal amount
of notes), subject to adjustment in certain circumstances. Upon conversion of
the notes, in lieu of delivering common stock, Comtech may, in its discretion,
deliver cash or a combination of cash and common stock. Comtech may, at its
option, redeem some or all of the notes on or after February 4, 2009. Holders of
the notes will have the right to require Comtech to repurchase some or all of
the outstanding notes on February 1, 2011, February 1, 2014 and February 1, 2019
and upon certain events, including a change in control.

Comtech intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for working capital and
general corporate purposes and potentially for future acquisitions of businesses
or technologies or repurchases of Comtech's common stock.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy any securities. The offering is being made only to qualified
institutional buyers. Any offers of the securities will be made only by means of
a confidential offering memorandum. The notes and the common stock issuable upon
conversion of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any
state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in
the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions.
The Company conducts its business through three complementary segments:
telecommunications transmission, mobile

data communications, and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company offers niche
products, systems and services where it believes it has technological,
engineering, systems design or other expertise that differentiate its product

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.