Mercury Computer Systems Delivers Radar Processing Subsystem to Support Dismount Detection

Optimized Algorithms and High-performance Embedded Computing Integrated into GA-ASI Lynx Advanced Multi-channel Radars

CHELMSFORD, Mass. - December 1, 2010 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a trusted ISR subsystems provider, announced that it is delivering embedded computing subsystems to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) for use within the Lynx® Block 25 Dual Beam radar. The Dual Beam radar recently demonstrated dismount detection capability during flight tests using a Predator®-class unmanned aircraft. During the flight tests, the Dual Beam radar was specifically evaluated for dismount (personnel walking or running) detection performance over its full field-of-regard.

"We are happy to be able to contribute to the continued success of our long time customer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems," said Brian Hoerl, vice president of sales at Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. "Our subsystems support multiple generations of Lynx radars. We've delivered the performance improvements needed for new capabilities while supporting software portability across the generations."

Mercury supplied subsystems with faster processing components and enhanced memory to support the enhanced radar performance. Mercury consultants also assisted with the development and optimization of algorithms for Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), a critical function within the Dual Beam radar.

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Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation®

Mercury Computer Systems (, NASDAQ: MRCY) is a best of breed provider of open, application-ready, multi-INT subsystems for the ISR market. With 25+ years' experience in embedded computing, superior domain expertise in radar, EW, EO/IR, C4I, and sonar applications, and more than 300 successful program deployments including Aegis, Global Hawk, and Predator, Mercury's Services and Systems Integration team leads the industry in partnering with defense and commercial customers to design and integrate system-level solutions that minimize program risk, maximize application portability, and accelerate customers' time to market.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors.


Robert McGrail,

Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.


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