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Defense is a collective commitment

There is a burgeoning global call for multilateral solutions to today’s – and tomorrow’s – diverse security challenges.

Mark Aslett, President & CEO

January 25, 2022

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Mercury at the 58th Annual AOC Symposium

The AOC 2021 International Symposium & Convention brought together defense electronics and aerospace industry leaders in the…

Mercury Systems

January 19, 2022

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A new brand a year later

How do you measure the success of new corporate branding? Follow along as Mercury CMO Stephanie Georges describes the launch…

Stephanie Georges, SVP and CMO

January 13, 2022

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Why it matters

In addition to our MercuryNOW podcasts and vodcasts, we’re introducing our newly titled blog, WHY it Matters. Why do we write…

Rubin Dhillon

January 7, 2022

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Top 10 Highlights of 2021

Read along as our CMO, Stephanie Georges, reflects on Mercury's top 10 accomplishments for 2021.

Stephanie Georges, SVP and CMO

December 21, 2021

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Innovating loose couplers to support JADC2

The key challenge of any battle network is to develop the right processing architecture to synthesize sensor data and provide actionable intelligence. To embrace innovation and to meet our national security needs, we need loosely coupled systems or standards in place to support JADC2 and ensure a common “meeting point”, increasing the value of the overall multi-function system while keeping a close eye on performance, costs and schedules.

Dr. Bill Conley; Taymor Kamrany

December 6, 2021

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Durability begins with preparation

Durability for electronics can’t be added after they’re manufactured – it has to be built in from the start. Find out how Mercury’s MOTS (modified off-the-shelf) and MOTS+ services and processes affordably provide the durability and product life extension you require.

Shaun McQuaid

December 2, 2021

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Embrace the change

Read how one executive leader, who joined Mercury through an acquisition, describes his personal and professional growth since and why he advises others to, “embrace the change, recognize the opportunity, involve yourself in the change and help guide it.”

James Gallagher

November 22, 2021

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PEMs in space

The use of plastic encapsulated microcircuits is common across many industries, but are they the best choice for space programs? Read more about steps that can be taken to maximize the reliability of this commercial technology, making PEMs an attractive lower-cost option for the New Space Economy.

Mario LaMarche

November 12, 2021

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Podcast

Building strategic relationships to make commercial technology profoundly more accessible

Technology advances don’t happen overnight or in a bubble. That's why Mercury teams with the most innovative companies in the world, quickly and affordably bringing the latest technologies to our customers. Listen in to learn how we’ve cultivated strategic relationships to build sustainable solutions and solve complex problems faster.

Mercury Systems

October 21, 2021

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Microelectronics Powering the New Space Economy

New capabilities in orbit are heightening interest and opportunities in LEO space programs. Two very different technologies are increasing the affordability of these programs, positioning the new space economy well to decrease costs and opening the doors to a host of new applications.

Mario LaMarche

October 14, 2021

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How to address trust and security when your electronics are 1,200 miles away

Making sure your systems are running securely and safely is much easier when they’re within arm’s reach. But the increase in space programs and missions raises the question: How do you ensure trust and security in your electronics when they are orbiting the Earth, exposed to extreme environmental conditions? Mercury has an answer for that.

Dr. Bill Conley, CTO

October 14, 2021

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Get some quarters, we’re going to the arcade.

Just like the arcade games of the past that were downsized and delivered to your living room, the ARES3100 advanced radar environment simulator is packaged in a standardized option to provide radar environment simulation in the convenience of your own testing environment. It’s like finding your own EW “cheat code” to avoid vulnerabilities. Game over.

Kelsey Ryon

October 5, 2021

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Podcast

Award-winning technologies for 2021 from Mercury

Mercury talks technology on the heels of receiving five Military and Aerospace Electronics 2021 Innovators Awards. Listen in to discover the latest innovations from Mercury that improve the speed of technology insertion, avoid costly and delayed development and deployment, and bring processing to the sensor edge to help meet national security needs. Join Mercury’s Dr. Bill Conley, Mark Bruington and Tom Smelker in this mercuryNOW podcast.

Mercury Systems

September 23, 2021

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Ready for take-off? Let’s set your electronics to airplane mode.

Unlike cellphones that can be easily switched to airplane mode, critical aircraft electronics must prove they’re ready for flight through extensive safety certification processes. Learn more about why Mercury system developers work with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) silicon engineers like Intel to assure successful certification and speed time to market.

Shaza Khan

September 21, 2021

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Shaping what’s next: 40 years of innovation

Mercury celebrates 40 years of being in business. CEO Mark Aslett reflects on the company’s rich history, which began as Mercury Computer Systems, while looking ahead to a bright future with a new brand identity. Read more about our 40-year journey and how our company has emerged as the leader in making commercial technology profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industry.

Mark Aslett, President and CEO

July 14, 2021

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Podcast

Delivering high-quality and highly reliable memory products through industry partnerships

Memory solutions matter for mission-critical applications. High-quality, high-reliability and ruggedness are key for aerospace and defense industry applications. Hear how Mercury and Micron partner to deliver trusted memory modules using a focus on environmental and quality testing, product longevity and availability, and product design to create memory solutions that meet performance and functionality requirements across extreme environments.

Mercury Systems

July 13, 2021

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Innovating past the need for compromise for your embedded computing

Why choose performance OR security in your embedded computing solution? Mercury is debunking the industry assumption that no solution can provide both advanced security and high performance without compromising one or the other. Read more about how you can benefit from the new line of innovative OpenVPX processing modules.

Shaun McQuaid and Michele Dow

July 9, 2021

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DAL-certifiable computing for future avionics

Mercury partners with Intel to deliver DAL-certifiable computing for future avionics. Hear how the two companies forged a longstanding relationship to help make the latest commercial technologies profoundly more accessible to the A&D industry and deliver trusted, secure solutions that make the world a safer, more secure place.

Mercury Systems

June 16, 2021

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Develop once, deploy anywhere: Introducing Rappid

Develop once. Deploy anywhere. In a first of its kind, Mercury Systems introduces a new framework to enable the open and reusable development of open hardware, open software and now, open firmware applications. Hear more about how the breakthrough Rappid platform is bringing a new standard of flexibility to missions.

Mercury Systems

May 20, 2021

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