Mercury Systems Receives Order for Airborne Tactical Mission Computers
ANDOVER, Mass. — Mercury Systems Inc. announced in a July 31 release it received a $5 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for airborne tactical mission computers in a maritime patrol aircraft. This is a follow-on to previous orders for systems destined to different countries. The order was booked in the company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter.
The mission computers will perform a variety of functions ranging from video capture and graphical display to Ethernet switching. Based on open systems architecture and standard interfaces using 6U OpenVPX modules and Intel central processing units, the computer systems provide the flexibility to integrate the different sensors needed for variations in platform by end user countries.
“Mercury enjoys a strategic relationship with this avionics customer based on our innovative, pre-integrated avionics building blocks for mission processing solutions,” said Ian Dunn, vice president of Sensor and Mission Processing at Mercury Systems. “The pre-integration of open system architecture hardware and software components enhances affordability and reliability while reducing program risk.”