Mercury Systems Applauds BAE on Successful ARTISAN 3D Naval Radar Program Milestone

Mercury Systems Applauds BAE on Successful ARTISAN 3D Naval Radar Program

    Sophisticated Surveillance Radar Installed on UK Royal Navy's Type 23
                              Duke-class Frigate
               HMS Iron Duke as Part of Five-Year Refit Program

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 18, 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, applauds BAE Systems
Maritime Services on achieving a critical program milestone with the recent
successful installation of its Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational
Awareness and Navigation (ARTISAN) medium-range 3D naval surveillance radar on
the HMS Iron Duke Type 23 frigate. Mercury's Application-ready subsystems
(ARS) comprise the signal processing element of the ARTISAN system.

ARTISAN 3D radar is a leading-edge, maritime medium-range radar (MRR) designed
to improve the performance of the Royal Navy's primary sensing capability,
particularly when operating in a complex littoral, or shoreline, environment.
The U.K. Ministry of Defense chose BAE Systems' ARTISAN 3D radar as the next
generation of MRRs for the Type 23 frigates, amphibious ships and the new
Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

"We are proud of our continuing partnership with BAE and congratulate them on
achieving this major program milestone," said Brian Hoerl, Vice President of
Mercury's Commercial Electronics business unit. "BAE Systems selected Mercury
for the ARTISAN program because of our unequalled domain expertise, superior
ISR subsystem technology, and ability to design, deliver, and integrate
scalable, high-performance computing systems that comprise Mercury and
third-party components."

Mercury's ARS solutions for the ARTISAN program combine open architecture high
density VXS processing modules, a Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) sensor
interface, and RapidIO^®-based switch fabric with the MultiCore Plus^®
software suite, the company's comprehensive programming framework for
multicore processing environments. Mercury's Services & Systems Integration
(SSI) team provides integration services for third-party components used in
the radar system.

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