Mercury Computer Systems is Selected by Lockheed Martin to Provide TFLOPS of Computing Power for State-of-the-Art Military Radar
Mercury PowerStream® 7000 system to provide massive compute density for
multi-mission applications in defense and homeland security
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance
computing systems and software for image, sensor, and signal processing
applications, announced that it was selected by Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT)
Surface/Sea-based Missile Defense line of business to provide massive
computing density and bandwidth for a new state-of-the-art radar system.
Lockheed Martin's Scalable Solid State S-band Radar (S4R) engineering
development model is an electronically scanned, active phase-array radar
system designed to support multiple naval missions including air surveillance,
cruise missile defense, sea-based ballistic missile defense, counter target
acquisition, and littoral, or shoreline, operations. The S4R employs the
compact, rugged Mercury PowerStream® 7000 as the digital beamforming (DBF)
signal processor, today's most advanced approach to phased-array antenna
pattern control. DBF offers significant performance advantages over
conventional analog beamforming, including the significantly increased radar
timeline efficiency, which is needed to support the simultaneous multi-mission
capability described above.
"Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated live, multi-beam DBF search and
track twenty-one days after the DBF signal processor was delivered to the S4R
test site," said Jim Judd, Lockheed Martin's director of computer and digital
systems engineering. "The performance leap provided by the S4R DBF capability
enables Lockheed Martin to continue to provide the state-of-the-art
multi-mission radar products required by our customers."
For more than a decade, Mercury has delivered leading-edge computing
solutions to Lockheed Martin for signal processing applications. Mercury
provided the VME-based multicomputer which is embedded in the Aegis Ballistic
Missile Defense Signal Processor (BSP) Advanced Development Model (ADM) for
the SPY-1 radar. Next-generation Mercury PowerStream® 7000 multicomputer
products will be deployed in multiple new Lockheed Martin Naval radar systems,
the first of which goes into initial production in 2009.
"We're pleased to continue our strong relationship with Lockheed Martin,
and to help bring their highly innovative radar system to production with
digital beamforming capability running on the most powerful embedded computer
available," said Didier Thibaud, Senior Vice President and General Manager of
Advanced Computing Solutions at Mercury.
Delivery of the PowerStream 7000 is planned for 1QCY09. For more
information on Mercury's innovative solutions for next-generation warfare,
visit www.mc.com/defense, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or email@example.com.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation
Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com, NASDAQ: MRCY) provides embedded
computing systems and software that combine image, signal, and sensor
processing with information management for data-intensive applications. With
deep expertise in optimizing algorithms and software and in leveraging
industry-standard technologies, we work closely with customers to architect
comprehensive, purpose-built solutions that capture, process, and present data
for defense electronics, homeland security, and other computationally
challenging commercial markets. Our dedication to performance excellence and
collaborative innovation continues a 25-year history in enabling customers to
gain the competitive advantage they need to stay at the forefront of the
markets they serve.
Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers
worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that
term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including those relating to the PowerStream 7000 system or to products and
services provided to Lockheed Martin. You can identify these statements by our
use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates,"
"continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and
business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets,
effects of continued geo-political unrest and regional conflicts, competition,
changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing
engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns,
changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and
delivering technological innovations, continued funding of defense programs,
the timing of such funding, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of
federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's
products, shortages in components, production delays due to performance
quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the
expected benefits from acquisitions or delays in realizing such benefits,
challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated
synergies, and difficulties in retaining key customers. These risks and
uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in
the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30,
2008. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company
undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect
events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.
Kathleen Sniezek, Public Relations Manager
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
978-967-1126 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Leigh McLeod, Media Relations
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
978-967-1120 / email@example.com
PowerStream is a registered trademark, and Challenges Drive Innovation is
a trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Other product and company names
mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective
SOURCE Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.mc.com