Mercury Systems Congratulates Lockheed Martin on Ground-breaking Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System

Mercury Systems Congratulates Lockheed Martin on Ground-breaking Test of Aegis
Ballistic Missile Defense System

CHELMSFORD, Mass., February 26, 2013 (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, congratulates Lockheed
Martin on the successful performance of its Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
(BMD) system during the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test Standard
Missile-20 (FTM-20) exercise recently conducted near the Pacific Missile Range
Facility, on Kauai, Hawaii. Mercury's Application-ready subsystems (ARS) are
integrated as core technologies in the second-generation Aegis BMD system.

The test, which used satellite-based information for the first time,
successfully resulted in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile
target over the Pacific Ocean by a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided
missile. After receiving information from space tracking and surveillance
systems satellites integrated through Lockheed Martin's Command and Control,
Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC), the USS Lake Erie (CG 70)
launched the SM-3 missile before its SPY-1 radar detected the target. The
ship's Aegis system, also developed by Lockheed Martin, guided the missile
using information from the satellites until the target was detected and
tracked by the SPY-1 radar.

"This test marks the 9th time in three years that the USS Lake Erie and her
crew have successfully performed at-sea operations against cruise and
ballistic missile targets using the second-generation Aegis BMD system powered
by Mercury's high-performance signal processing technology," said Didier
Thibaud, President of Mercury's Commercial Electronics business unit. "We are
proud to have delivered technology that contributed to what has been described
as one of the sea-based Aegis BMD system's most 'significant milestones' and
extend our congratulations to Lockheed Martin and all those involved in the

Aegis BMD's recently upgraded signal processor, designed and developed by
Mercury, enables the Navy to defeat more sophisticated ballistic missile
threats using improved target identification capabilities. It includes an open
architecture BMD computing suite that improves overall system capabilities and
enables future insertion of more off-the-shelf products, third-party
components and turn-key solutions.

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