Mercury Systems, Inc. has received a $17 million order from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) for Advanced Data Transfer Systems (ADTS) for deployment across multiple rotary-wing and tilt-rotor platforms.
A rugged data, video, and audio loader and recorder with cybersecurity capability, the ADTS is used for moving mission data securely to and from the aircraft for pre- and post-mission analysis.
The order is part of a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract award worth up to $84.9 million originally received in September 2020 by Physical Optics Corporation, recently acquired by Mercury Systems. The $17 million delivery order was received in Mercury’s fiscal 2021 third quarter and is expected to be delivered over the next several quarters.
“We value our long-standing partnership with NAWC-AD and are excited about the opportunity to expand our role through the delivery of trusted and secure ADTS technology solutions across multiple platforms,” said Jay Abendroth, vice president and general manager, Mercury Mission.
“The [order] allows Mercury to fulfill our commitment to deliver critical purpose-built solutions to the Naval air fleet and further strengthens our position as a leader in making commercial technology profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense.”