Mercury supplies processor for Swedish fighter

Multiprocessing technology based on the Race interconnect from Mercury Computer Systems Inc. of Chelmsford, Mass., is to be part of the radar system aboard the Swedish SAAB Gripen jet fighter. Leaders Ericsson Microwave Systems of Molndal, Sweden, are licensing Race technology from Mercury for engineering development, prototyping, and manufacturing rights for Race computer systems on the Gripen aircraft. The Gripen has the Ericsson multimode pulse-Doppler search and acquisition radar, which will

Multiprocessing technology based on the Race interconnect from Mercury Computer Systems Inc. of Chelmsford, Mass., is to be part of the radar system aboard the Swedish SAAB Gripen jet fighter. Leaders Ericsson Microwave Systems of Molndal, Sweden, are licensing Race technology from Mercury for engineering development, prototyping, and manufacturing rights for Race computer systems on the Gripen aircraft. The Gripen has the Ericsson multimode pulse-Doppler search and acquisition radar, which will use Race technology to increase its signal processing power. Mercury will license Race technology, provide design, engineering support, and prototyping, as well as co-manufacture and support several conduction-cooled mil-spec Race systems for several Ericsson avionics upgrade programs. - J.K.

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