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Mercury awarded contract for airborne radar program technology upgrade

April 19, 2012
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Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced that it has received a contract from a major defense prime contractor to provide high performance digital signal processing modules and software to facilitate a technology refresh for the prime’s airborne radar application. The Mercury solution and subsequent refresh will also protect the prime’s significant investment in software development across a range of products. The design win is estimated to have a five year probable revenue value of approximately $30M.

“Mercury’s outstanding working relationship with this customer, which has been forged through years of close collaboration, will help drive the success of this refresh,” said Didier Thibaud, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mercury Computer Systems’ Advanced Computing Solutions business unit. “Our Systems and Services Integration (SSI) team will protect our customer’s substantial software investment by leveraging existing tested and fielded intellectual property. We’ll provide this same level of hands-on support throughout the next phase of the program as well.”

This customer sought to move to a highly scalable, agile architecture that would serve their programmatic needs well into the future across a range of programs with varying computational requirements. Mercury’s software, hardware and services solution, including environmental testing and system/board integration, will allow the customer to reuse millions of lines of legacy software code from older, proprietary architectures in a new, open standards-based architecture. This new architecture, which will continue to leverage Mercury’s Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL), will easily address new programmatic iterations as they become available. Mercury’s server-class hardware processing density and the high-speed performance of the customer’s SAL-based applications combine to form a powerful solution that will deliver optimal radar performance.

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