Mercury Systems Inc. has been awarded a $5 million contract from an unnamed defense prime contractor, the company said. The order is for airborne tactical mission computers in a maritime patrol aircraft.
The company said this order is a follow-on to previous international orders. The mission computers are to perform functions including video capture, graphical display and Ethernet switching. The system is based on open systems architecture and standard interfaces, using 6U OpenVPX modules and Intel central processing units, Mercury Systems said. This gives the solution the flexibility to handle the integration of different sensors needed for platforms that vary from country to country.
“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, VP 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.”