Mercury Computer Systems has been selected to deliver integrated Application Ready Subsystems (ARS) and system integration services in support of BAE Systems’ Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation (ARTISAN) 3D Naval Radar Program.

The ARS solutions will combine open architecture high density VXS processing modules, a Serial Front Panel Data Port (SFPDP) sensor interface, Rapid IO-based switch fabric with the MultiCore Plus software suite and a programming framework for multicore processing environments.

The company’s Services & Systems Integration (SSI) team will provide integration services for third-party components to be used in the radar system.

The BAE ARTISAN 3D radar was chosen by the UK Ministry of Defence as the next generation medium-range radars (MRRs) for its current fleet of surface ships and future aircraft carriers.

The medium-range radar will improve UK Navy’s primary sensing capability when operating in a complex littoral environment.

The radar will replace the existing radar systems on Type 23 frigates and amphibious assault ships, as well as on the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers.