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Mercury Computer Systems provides RF, IF capabilities to Lockheed Martin for US Navy

25th January 2011 - 09:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., a trusted ISR subsystems provider, confirmed it is providing Lockheed Martin with advanced radio frequency (RF) microwave tuner and intermediate frequency (IF) products as part of the US Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 upgrade program.

Lockheed Martin previously announced it was selected by the Navy in a competitive bid for the SEWIP Block 2 Upgrade for the next-generation AN/SLQ-32(V) Electronic Support Measures system. Lockheed Martin will provide a modular enterprise solution based on its Integrated Common Electronic Warfare System (ICEWS), an integral part of which includes Mercury's high-performance Echotek Series microwave tuner and digital receiver. Optimized for fast tuning and high performance, Mercury's reliable RF and IF products lead the industry in reliability for demanding computing applications.

The SEWIP Block 2 Upgrade will include the receiver and antenna capabilities, as well as the combat system interface, of the legacy surface ship EW system. Leveraging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics, the ICEWS is designed to scale across all ship classes in the Navy's surface fleet.

"We're very pleased to have participated in the successful ICEWS at-sea demonstration and now the SEWIP Block 2 Upgrade with Lockheed Martin," said Mark Aslett, President and CEO of Mercury Computer Systems. "We believe Mercury's array of mixed-signal offerings and unique capabilities in delivering ultra-fast tuning, high dynamic range, and extreme data processing will help enable Lockheed Martin to gain a competitive advantage with its EW solution. Additionally, we intend to leverage technology from our recent acquisition of LNX as we work to expand our presence on this critical program," Aslett continued.

Source: Mercury Computer Systems

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