Mercury receives additional order to deliver DRFM jammers to US Navy

10 June 2015 (Last Updated June 10th, 2015 18:30)

Mercury Systems’ defence subsidiary has secured a $7.6m order to supply advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers to the US Navy.

Mercury Systems' defence subsidiary has secured a $7.6m order to supply advanced digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) jammers to the US Navy.

The latest development marks the follow-on order against its five-year sole source basic ordering agreement (BOA) to deliver the solution.

Mercury Defense Systems (MDS) is expected to deliver the jammers by the the third quarter of 2017.

Mercury Defense Systems president Brian Perry said: "Our advanced jammers provide US aircrews with exposure and training to ensure that the first time they encounter advanced electronic attack capabilities it is not in an actual combat environment.

"These jammer capabilities are critical for continued US air superiority, particularly in light of new and evolving electronic warfare threats."

"These jammer capabilities are critical for continued US air superiority, particularly in light of new and evolving electronic warfare threats."

Mercury's Airborne 1225 ruggedised air-cooled, airborne three-bit miniaturised DFRM comes with storage for up to 48 user-defined deception programmes. More than 130 units have been produced so far for multiple users.

The system has been developed for airborne, pod, and unmanned aerial vehicle applications, with up to 1,200MHz instantaneous bandwidth.

In March 2010, KOR Electronics (now Mercury Defense Systems) received a $44.4m firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity time and material contract for the supply of DRFM jammers.

The US Navy later extended this contract to include an additional 63 units for a total contract value of $56.7m.

In March this year, Mercury Systems received follow-on orders worth $2m to deliver advanced jammers. The delivery under this contract is expected to be completed by the end of third quarter of 2016.