Mercury Systems Acquires GECO Avionics, LLC
Mercury Systems, Inc. has acquired GECO Avionics, LLC (GECO). The acquisition was completed on January 29, 2019.
The acquisition of GECO is expected to complement Mercury’s previous acquisitions of Creative Electronic Systems (CES), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Richland Technologies (RTL), based in Duluth, Ga. Combined, these three acquisitions will significantly expand Mercury’s footprint in mission computing and platform management. The safety-critical capabilities these companies provide, along with Mercury’s high-performance sensor processing solutions and embedded security features will enable the Company to deliver a compelling combination of electronics offerings that are in high demand from its customers.
Based in Mesa, Ariz., GECO has over twenty years of experience designing and manufacturing affordable safety-critical avionics and mission computing solutions. GECO’s DO-254 certified hardware solutions include mission processors, airborne displays, video processing and aviation networking. GECO also specializes in DO-178 avionics software design up to DAL-A, the highest level of design assurance for flight management, aircraft condition monitoring, display and electronic flight instrumentation applications. GECO’s technologies are deployed on numerous military platforms such as the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and the KC-46A Pegasus widebody multirole tanker, among others.