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Mercury Computer Awarded Radar Software Contract

By Tish Drake | April 19, 2012
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Mercury Computer Systems, of Chelmsford, Mass., received a five-year, $30 million contract from an unnamed defense prime contractor to provide digital signal processing modules and software to facilitate a technology refresh for the prime’s airborne radar application. 

"Mercury’s outstanding working relationship with this customer, which has been forged through years of close collaboration, will help drive the success of this refresh," said Didier Thibaud, senior vice president and general manager of Mercury Computer Systems’ Advanced Computing Solutions business unit. "Our Systems and Services Integration (SSI) team will protect our customer’s substantial software investment by leveraging existing tested and fielded intellectual
property. We’ll provide this same level of hands-on support throughout the next phase of the program as well."

Mercury said its software, hardware and services, including environmental testing and system/board integration, will allow the customer to reuse millions of lines of legacy software code from older, proprietary architectures in a new, open standards-based architecture. Mercury’s server-class hardware processing density and the high-speed performance of the customer’s SAL-based applications combine to form a powerful solution that will deliver optimal radar performance, according to the company.

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