Mercury to Deliver Radar Processing to US Navy BAMS Programme

21 June 2010 (Last Updated June 21st, 2010 18:30)

Mercury Computer Systems will provide scalable multicomputing products and services for the US Navy broad area maritime surveillance (BAMS) programme under a contract awarded by Northrop Grumman. Under the $4.7m contract, the company will provide PowerStream 7000 multicomputers for the BA

Mercury Computer Systems will provide scalable multicomputing products and services for the US Navy broad area maritime surveillance (BAMS) programme under a contract awarded by Northrop Grumman.

Under the $4.7m contract, the company will provide PowerStream 7000 multicomputers for the BAMS unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to process the synthetic aperture radar images.

The BAMS UAS is a multimission maritime aircraft specifically designed to support a range of all-weather maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

Mercury worldwide sales vice-president Brian Hoerl said the PowerStream multicomputers combined the power of FPGA processors with massive input / output and real-time reconfiguration to deliver enhanced performance and reliability for applications.