Mercury Defense Systems to Supply RF Environment Simulators to NATO Allies

Mercury Defense Systems to Supply RF Environment Simulators to NATO Allies

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Defense Systems,
an operating subsidiary of Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com),
announced that it has received contracts from two major defense prime
contractors to supply high-fidelity RF environment simulators.

The RF environment simulators represent some of the latest advancements in
simulator technology used by customers to test and validate RF sensors both
under development and in production. The combined total of these contracts
exceeds $5 million and includes a provision for the acquisition of additional
simulators within Mercury's fiscal 2013.

"These contracts reflect how customers worldwide value our experience and
capabilities," said Kevin Carnino, President of Mercury Defense Systems.
"We're proud of the fact that we've delivered the largest number and widest
variety of RF simulators in the industry. We thank our customers for
recognizing our performance record by supplying them with ultra-reliable
equipment. In fact, many of the systems we've fielded are still operating
after 15 years."

For more information on Mercury's innovative digital RF solutions, visit
mrcy.com/defense_systems or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or
info@mrcy.com.

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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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Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
June 30, 2012. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon
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CONTACT: Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
         Mercury Systems
         978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com

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