Jammer

Mercury Systems Supplies Jammer DRFMs to Navy

May 15, 2017
Mercury Defense Systems has been awarded a five-year BOA by the U.S. Navy for DRFM subsystems.

Mercury Systems has received a follow-on, five-year sole-source basic ordering agreement (BOA) from the U.S. Navy for digital RF memory (DRFM) subsystems. The DRFM subsystems provide the means of recording and reproducing waveforms that are received from threat sources and then used as jammer signals in a multiple-threat environment. The BOA has a value of as much as $153 million and was received by Mercury in the company’s fiscal third quarter for 2017. It provides for research and development, production, engineering services, and ongoing support for the DRFMs. Work will be performed at Mercury’s Cypress, Calif. facility with a period of performance from March 2017 through February 2022.

“This award showcases Mercury’s ability to deliver open standards-based, leading-edge DRFM subsystems that bring real value to our customer and ultimately, the warfighter,” said Brian Perry, president of Mercury Defense Systems. “Our DRFM solutions have been used for over three decades for training and radar environment simulation, vulnerability assessment and self-protection. We take our role in safeguarding our airborne warfighters seriously, especially in today’s environment where advanced threats can come from a wide variety of sources.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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