Mercury moves into electronic warfare and signals intelligence business with LNX buy

Embedded computing specialist Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is seeking to boost the company's expertise in signals intelligence (SIGINT), communications intelligence, and electronic warfare (EW) with its acquisition of LNX Corp., a specialist inintegrating RF and digital signals into high-frequency modules, headquartered in Salem,N.H. Mercury bought LNX for $31 million in cash. LNX's operations will be combined with Mercury's Echotek Product Group (EPG) to form the Microwave and Digital Solutions (MDS) group, which will specialize in developing RF and mixed-signal subsystems and components for EW and SIGINT applications. LNX designs and builds next-generation RF receivers for signals intelligence, communications intelligence, as well as electronic attack applications. The combination of LNX with EPG will enable Mercury to expand its ability to meet the growing need for more complete SIGINTsolutions at the tactical edge, from RF through processing and exploitation to the network interface.

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