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Fanless Airborne Servers

High-performance servers for airborne environments

Bringing enterprise-class, datacenter processing to defense airborne platforms to enable surveillance, signal intelligence, sensor fusion, audio/video processing, and other compute-intensive applications.


Completely fanless design to improve reliability

Fans and other moving components increase chances of mechanical failure and lower Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Designed to fit in onboard plenum enclosures, RES Aero servers provide high-performance computing without added fans. A fan-less design produces less noise and enables operation at high altitudes, even during loss of cabin pressure, a critical requirement for many sophisticated military weapons systems


RES Aero XR5

  • 1U and 2U form factors
  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors with 22 cores
  • Up to 2TB DDR4 ECC Memory
  • MIL-STD: 810F/G, 461F/G, 704F/G (NAVAIR)

Purpose-built & tested for military deployment

Currently deployed on airborne platforms, our rackmount servers have been certified to NAVAIR MIL-STD 461 for Electromagnetic Inference (EMI) and multiple military specifications, ensuring uptime and availability in any flight environment. RES Aero servers feature a patented memory stabilization technology that prevents disconnect during system shock and vibration. The fan-less design increases system longevity and reduces potential long-term maintenance costs.

Customizable to fit any aircraft

RES Aero servers can be customized to meet specific aircraft computing, security and space requirements. A flexible power-supply, featuring standardized connectors supports unique voltage requirements such as 270VDC to enable deployment in a wide array of platforms. Specialized front-access power supply I/O and LED indicators simplify maintenance by providing insights into system health and power usage. Additional features, testing and certifications are available.

Proven performance in a rackmount form-factor

Mercury’s Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) are trusted worldwide for their high-performance, long life cycles, thermal resiliency, compatibility with industry standards, and Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) optimization. We partner with industry leaders such as Intel and NVIDIA to deliver the latest technology in reliable rackmount form-factors that are built to operate in the most challenging environments. 

Customer Expertise.png  A trusted partner to the world’s armed forces

Mercury servers are designed in the U.S. and manufactured in AS5553 compliant, AS9100D and ISO9001 facilities to maintain stringent quality standards. Committed to protecting information and safeguarding against potential cyberattacks, Mercury complies with DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST SP 800-171A. With over 30 years of technical expertise, we work closely with customers to design computing solutions that are easy to integrate, affordable and reliable for years to come.