In the air, on land, and in the sea — Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) continues a 25-year tradition of applying its domain expertise and systems engineering prowess to discovering and developing innovative solutions for the real-world computing challenges that its customers face today. Mercury Federal Systems, Inc., a wholly owned Mercury subsidiary that offers consulting and software engineering services to the government, will demonstrate an enhanced situational awareness solution as part of its edge computational capabilities for C4ISR systems in Booth #3404, at the 2008 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington, DC, on March 18-20.
As part of Mercury’s long-term strategy to expand its software and services presence and pursue growth in markets adjacent to defense computing, Mercury Federal Systems offers a wide range of engineering architecture and design services that enable clients to deploy edge computational capabilities for C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems on an accelerated time cycle. Combined with Mercury’s high-performance computing systems and world-class domain expertise in designing COTS-based, open-system solutions for many defense and commercial environments, Mercury Federal Systems provides a clear advantage to government agencies in enabling client agility and compatibility and reducing the financial risks associated with incorporating differing technologies and platforms. As an example, Mercury’s enhanced situational awareness solution featuring synthetic vision technology represents a revolutionary approach to combating an ongoing problem that inflicts sometimes fatal consequences on valuable ground, air, and sea assets including civilian and military personnel.
The Company also announced Mercury Federal Systems’ participation as an Industrial Partner in COEUT, the Center of Excellence in Undersea Technology (www.coeut.org), whose mission is to perform basic and applied research focused on the design, development, testing, and implementation of a wide variety of undersea technologies that support both military and civilian applications. COEUT’s research areas include distributed network systems for ocean and sea floor monitoring; underwater communication, detection and classification systems; and virtual ocean simulators.
“Mercury’s long-standing expertise in addressing hardware and software infrastructure and integration requirements across diverse platforms aptly extends to the current needs of program managers in intelligence, C4ISR, and homeland security, and is highly complementary to COEUT’s mission,” said Terry Ryan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mercury Federal Systems, Inc. “Our mission at Mercury Federal Systems is to provide our valuable integration and acceleration services on a larger scale to defense initiatives that aim to improve data dissemination, data gathering, and situational awareness, both in times of war and peace.”
The 2008 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, to be held on March 18-20 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, is open to active duty, reserve, and retired U.S. military personnel, U.S. government employees, members of congress and their staffs, representatives of foreign embassies, and Navy League members at no charge. The Expo will focus on Global Maritime Security and showcase more than 150 leading defense companies exhibiting weapons and sea power technologies for the 21st century.