Military

Mercury to Supply AESA Processing Modules

By Tish Drake | September 1, 2011

Mercury Computer Systems, of Chelmsford, Mass., received a multi-year contract from an undisclosed contractor to supply signal processing modules that will be used to field-upgrade active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems on military aircraft. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Mercury’s decade-long relationship with this prime contractor exemplifies our commitment to extending customer success over the entire life of a defense program and our ability to deliver critically important upgrades years after initial deployments,” said Didier Thibaud, senior vice president and general manager of Mercury Computer Systems’ Advanced Computing Solutions business unit. “Mercury has a rich heritage of engaging closely with our customers to thoroughly understand their technical and business challenges and to create the best possible solutions. This in-field, module-level upgrade is a prime example of that caliber of partnership.”

Mercury said its signal processing modules are fully software compatible, meaning that upgrades can be made easily and quickly in the field.

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