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Mercury Inks Deal with BAE Systems Australia

By Tish Drake | March 2, 2007
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Mercury Computer Systems, Chelmsford, Mass., was awarded a contract by BAE Systems Australia to provide a Synthetic Vision display for the development of a rotorcraft brownout landing system. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. Mercury said its Morphing Terrain Engine incorporates terrain sensor measurements that are captured and updated in real time via a standard interface, and displayed with Synthetic Vision, allowing pilots to visualize complicated sensor outputs in an immediately intuitive format. Brownouts occur when a rotorcraft attempts to land on dusty terrain, reducing a pilots’ visibility to near zero.

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