Discover how Mercury is supporting integrated deterrence for the Special Operation Forces community
May 27, 2022
Live from SOFIC 2022, discover how Mercury is supporting an integrated deterrence approach – a key concept of the national defense strategy – with our latest products and technologies.
What is Integrated Deterrence?
Integrated deterrence is a framework for working across warfighting domains, theaters and the spectrum of conflict, in collaboration with all instruments of national power, as well as with U.S. allies and our partners, to avert military aggression. One way to accomplish this is by building an integrated network of systems and architectures that enable cross-domain operations with Allies.
What are some Mercury technologies that support Integrated Deterrence?
Mercury has a range of technologies such as our avionics solutions. Mercury’s multi-function displays integrate sensors, communications, data and mapping systems and our communications management unit integrates multiple radio systems.
What is AMMP and why does it matter to the defense industry?
The Avionics Modular Mission Platform (AMMP) is an industry-first DAL certifiable, SOSA aligned, mission computer featuring Intel® Core™ i7 Gen11 processors that allows integrators to run multiple applications on a single box and thus remove other boxes on the aircraft. This speeds integration, lowers SWaP and saves cost.
- Product: AMMP - the first safe, SOSA aligned 3U OpenVPX mission computer
- White Paper: Building Safe and Secure Systems for Autonomous Platforms
- Video: Mission Success
Ralph Guevarez: Hello, and welcome to Mercury Now, a podcast series brought to you by Mercury Systems. I am your host, Ralph Guevarez, and today we are coming to you live from the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, also known as SOFIC, in Tampa, Florida, where this year's theme is integrated deterrence, a key concept of the national defense strategy. Today, we're going to discuss why this matters and how Mercury is developing solutions that enable and support this approach. Joining me is Virgil Russell, Director of Sales for Mercury Systems Mission Division. Russell...
Virgil Russell: Thanks Ralph.
Ralph Guevarez: Nice to see you.
Virgil Russell: And nice to see you.
Ralph Guevarez: As I mentioned, the theme for this year's show is integrated deterrence. Can you please explain to our viewers what exactly that means?
Virgil Russell: Absolutely. Integrated deterrence is the ability of US forces to react quickly to an adversary's actions, to ensure that the conflict doesn't escalate beyond control. One of the ways we accomplish this is with an integrated network of systems and architectures that enable cross domain operations with our allies. Those domain operations include information, conventional, cyber and space. Here at SOFIC, we're demonstrating that integrated deterrence as a community by establishing, A, the networks internally from a business side, as well as with the military and its allies to enable again, the international cooperation and sharing of information and capabilities across the breadth of our allies.
Ralph Guevarez: Thank you for that Virgil. I appreciate your insights. Now, can you please speak to the technologies that Mercury offers to support integrated deterrents?
Virgil Russell: Certainly. Almost everything we do at Mercury is dedicated to supporting the war fighter and the concept of integrated deterrents. For example, we're shown here at SOFIC at some of our avionics equipment that helps stealths from the airborne standpoint. We have a multifunctional display that enables the integration of sensors, COMMS, data, and mapping to provide a common operational picture for the operator. Additionally, we have a COMMS management unit that enables integration of multiple radios in one easy to use box and easy to integrate box, again, increasing cooperation and infrastructure support. And finally, we have our product that we're rolling out this week, AMMP, that is an airborne mission computer that again, supports the integration of multiple sensors and applications.
Ralph Guevarez: Thank you for that, Virgil. Now you mentioned AMMP recently. Can you please explain to our viewers more about this platform, and why it matters to the defense industry?
Virgil Russell: Absolutely. We're very excited about AMMP. I'll just say that right front. First of its kind, most capable mission computer out there today. It's stealth certifiable and it's SOSA aligned provides unparalleled flexibility to our customers for the ability to add applications, as well as remove boxes that those applications were previously hosted on. That will enable them for quicker integration, lower swap, and saves on cost as well. It's a great platform and we're very excited for it.
Ralph Guevarez: Thank you. Virgil, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your time. It was great speaking to you. Great to see you again. And I look forward to talking to you again too.
Virgil Russell: Thank you, Ralph.
Ralph Guevarez: Thank you. This is Ralph Guevarez for Mercury Now, signing off. For more information on AMMP and all of our products, please visit us at mrcy.com.