Mercury Computer to Supply BAMS Processor

By Tish Drake | June 18, 2010
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Mercury Computer Systems, based in Chemsford, Mass., was awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman to supply its multicomputer products and services for the U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Program.

According to Thursday's announcement, Mercury will provide its PowerStream 7000 multicomputers and a heterogeneous operating system for the BAMS UAS to enable the processing of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images.

“We’re pleased to work with Northrop Grumman to provide persistent maritime ISR capability to warfighters,” said Brian Hoerl, vice president of worldwide sales at Mercury. “Mercury’s PowerStream multicomputers, which are deployed on some of the world’s largest radar platforms, combine the power of FPGA processors with massive I/O and real-time reconfiguration, delivering the performance density and reliability necessary for this vitally important application.”

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