General Atomics Race with Mercury Computer to Develop Radar

6/5/2003 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), announced that it has shipped RACE SeriesTM systems to General Atomics for use in development and production orders of the company’s LYNX Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system. The LYNX SAR reconnaissance and surveillance system gathers radar data used in creating high-resolution images in adverse weather conditions. The system may be deployed on various airborne platforms, is compact and lightweight, and is designed to fit on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) such as the Predator.

Eleven systems were delivered during the first quarter of calendar 2003 under an initial order valued at approximately $2 million. Nine of the systems are slated for production and two systems will be used for testing and evaluation. Additional orders are anticipated.

Mercury’s RACE systems will be used for image formation, SAR control and motion management of the LYNX SAR system. These functions are combined to produce the images, which are downlinked for analysis.

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About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading producer of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing computer systems. Mercury’s products play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the company’s systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury’s systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, CT, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors.

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