Mercury Systems Applauds Successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency Ballistic Missile Defense System Flight Test Integrated-01 Live

Mercury Systems Applauds Successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency Ballistic
Missile Defense System Flight Test Integrated-01 Live Fire Demonstration

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MRCY) (, a best-of- breed provider of commercially
developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical
commercial, defense and intelligence applications, applauded the successful
performance of both the Patriot air and missile defense system and the Aegis
Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system during the U.S. Missile Defense
Agency's Flight Test Integrated-01 (FTI-01) live fire missile defense exercise
recently conducted at the US Army's Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site in the
Pacific Ocean and Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. Mercury's Application-ready
subsystems (ARS) are integrated as core technologies in both systems.

"Mercury's subsystems are an integral part of the core technology that enables
the sophisticated, reliable performance of both the Patriot and Aegis
systems," said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury's Commercial Electronics
business group. "We are proud to have contributed to the success of this
high-level exercise, which demonstrates the exceptional performance of these
two key United States missile defense systems forming an essential part of the
nation's overall defense strategy."

Mercury's OpenVPX^™-based radar processing subsystems are used in Raytheon's
Patriot system which detected, tracked and successfully intercepted a short
range ballistic missile (SRBM) target during the test. Mercury also provides
subsystems and technology integration services to Lockheed Martin for the
Aegis system, which tracked a SRBM threat and launched an SM-3 Block 1A
interceptor in this exercise.

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to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300
programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper.
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