Mercury Systems Inc., a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and big data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that it has been awarded a three-year indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Tactical Electronic Warfare Division (TEWD). Worth up to $16.7 million, the contract calls for Mercury to supply advanced mixed signal digital receivers for prototype electronic warfare applications on airborne and surface shipboard platforms.

"The Navy's requirement to deny or degrade hostile uses of the electromagnetic spectrum has placed new demands on existing electronic warfare systems," said Ian Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury's RF and Microwave Subsystems Group. "This win reaffirms Mercury's leading-edge capabilities in digital signal processing and data movement. Our array of mixed-signal offerings delivers ultra-fast tuning, high dynamic range, and extreme data processing - all critical elements of electronic warfare support measures."

The Naval Research Laboratory, commissioned in 1923 by Congress for the Department of Navy, serves as the Navy's corporate laboratory. NRL conducts a broad program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new improved materials, techniques and equipment. TEWD provides new and advanced concepts and systems in electronic warfare that improve the ability of the Navy to perform its vital mission.