Mercury Systems Receives Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

Raytheon Company’s Supplier Excellence Award
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CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 16, 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, announced it has received the coveted Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. The special Affordability award recognizes the Company for working in partnership with Raytheon to identify cost reduction opportunities and ensure market competitiveness for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense program.

Mercury Systems receives Raytheon Company’s Supplier Excellence Award. The special Affordability award recognizes Mercury's collaboration with Raytheon to identify cost reduction opportunities and ensure market competitiveness for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense program. Pictured from left to right are Robert Curbeam, VP of Mission Assurance, Quality and Six Sigma, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Alyssa Faulkner, Associate Sales Manager, Mercury’s Services & Systems Integration Group, Dan Crowley, President, Raytheon IDS and Michael Shaughnessy, VP Integrated Supply Chain, Raytheon IDS.

Raytheon's IDS business unit instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Six new award categories were introduced this year with Gold, Silver and Bronze distinction that align to key initiatives of the Raytheon IDS business strategy; continuous improvement, innovation, affordability, global growth, partnership and flawless execution. Suppliers were nominated by the programs, and key members of the Integrated Supply Chain and Quality organizations reviewed the nominations for award selection. Mercury Systems was recognized for the Affordability Bronze award for working in partnership with Raytheon to identify cost reduction opportunities to ensure market competitiveness.

"We're honored to be recognized as a Strategic Partner to Raytheon," said Brian Perry, Vice President of Mercury's Services and System Integration Group. "Mercury has been a key supplier of OpenVPX-based radar subsystems for Raytheon's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System since 2009. Like Raytheon, Mercury is committed to delivering innovative, affordable solutions that provide both a strategic and tactical advantage for the warfighter."

The new Radar Digital Processor (RDP), part of the OpenVPX-based radar subsystem developed by Mercury for Patriot, is a key upgrade that facilitates Patriot's new capabilities while reducing total ownership cost. The upgrade replaces 12,000 discrete analog and digital signal processing components with a 12-part ruggedized commercial off-the-shelf processor, significantly reducing size, weight and power requirements of the subsystem. The new RDP increases the reliability of the digital processing system and related analog components by 10 fold, resulting in a predicted 40 percent increase in overall radar reliability. More importantly, it enables future capabilities through software upgrades, including digital sidelobe cancelling, organic combat identification, improved target detection, multifunction surveillance and the full support of advanced PAC-3 missile enhancements.

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Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit

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