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Mercury Computer Systems Selected to Deliver Multiple High-Speed Satellite Communications Subsystems

Company's OpenVPX modular building blocks and high speed XMC tranceivers combine to deliver extremely high-processing density in ultra-small form factor

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a trusted provider of commercially developed ISR subsystems, announced that it will provide a leading prime contractor with Ensemble(TM) and Echotek® Series products for use in a high-speed satellite communications system tasked with transferring more ISR data from UAVs to ground forces. Mercury's proven ability to deliver high-processing in an open architecture and scalable small form factor will prove essential in meeting superior SWaP requirements for this mobile application.

"This selection exemplifies the important role Mercury plays as a trusted partner to leading prime contractors as they work to deliver high-performance systems - especially systems that provide potentially lifesaving information to our warfighters," said Didier Thibaud, senior vice president and general manager of Mercury Computer Systems' Advanced Computing Solutions business unit. "We're pleased to expand our strong relationship with this customer and enable them to win new business."

Mercury's integrated building block-based solution includes an OpenVPX(TM) processing module that supports both a general purpose processor and powerful FPGAs. The company will also supply a high-speed, FPGA-based digital receiver in a small, XMC form factor. These products will enable the customer to develop wideband, open architecture, scalable data link solutions, which will ensure that critical information from airborne platforms is transmitted to ground forces much faster than using traditional data links.

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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, commercially developed, 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 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 ACS Marketing & Corporate Communications

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

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