7/21/2004 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY) announced it shipped RACE++(R) systems to Telephonics Corporation of Farmingdale, New York, for the Canadian Air Force's CP-140 Aurora Incremental Modernization Program. Mercury's multicomputers will be installed in the advanced APS-143B(V)3-MPA OceanEye(TM) Surveillance Radar on the CP-140 Aurora. The initial order is valued at approximately $1.7 million. The total contract value, including the initial order, is expected to exceed $5 million over the next several years.
"We are pleased to support the Aurora upgrade program with our rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) multicomputers," said Barry Isenstein, vice president and general manager, Defense Electronics Group, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. "These cost-effective, high-performance systems provide the processing power needed to increase the range and performance of the inverse synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for the CP-140 Aurora program."
"Mercury's RACE++ computers are at the heart of the radar, providing the high-end computing and bandwidth necessary for this new system," said Richard Frazita, vice president, Program Management at Telephonics Corporation. "We look forward to working with Mercury to deliver and support a radar system that will meet the needs of our Prime Contractor, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates LTD, and the Canadian Air Force."
The Aurora is a long-range patrol aircraft able to fly more than 9,000 km/5,000nm without refueling and is Canada's strategic airborne land and sea surveillance aircraft. The upgraded imaging radar will enable the Canadian Air Force to detect, classify and track targets or objects at sea; detect and image land targets; and provide ground mapping. The Aurora aircraft is used by the Air Force in missions such as search and rescue, sovereignty, and counter- drug patrols. The system will work over the ground, littoral (shallow) and blue water.
For further information on the Canadian Air Force's CP-140 Aurora Incremental Modernization Program, please reference the Telephonics Aurora and Air Force websites:
Mercury assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information included on these websites.
About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY) is the leading supplier 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, 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. Visit Mercury on the web: www.mc.com.
A subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), Telephonics' (http://www.telephonics.com) broad based, high-tech engineering capabilities provide integrated information and communication systems solutions to both domestic and international markets. The company is organized into two operating divisions: Communications Systems, specializing in aircraft intercommunications, mass transit communications, wireless and audio products; and Command Systems, specializing in traffic management systems, maritime surveillance radar and aerospace electronics; and one wholly-owned subsidiary, TLSI. Operating under the Telephonics umbrella, TLSI (http://www.tlsi.com) manufactures application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for the telecommunications, automotive and industrial security markets.
RACE++ is a registered trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
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