Rugged and secure data- and video-recorder contract signed between U.S. Navy and Mercury SystemsNews
August 13, 2021
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has garnered an order worth $17 million order from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center’s Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) for Advanced Data Transfer Systems (ADTS) intended for deployment across the Navy's multiple rotary-wing and tilt-rotor platforms.
The ADTS is a rugged data, video, and audio loader and recorder that can handle cybersecurity measures; the Navy is using it to move mission data securely to and from the aircraft for pre- and post-mission analysis.
A statement from Mercury Systems notes that the order is part of a firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract award -- worth up to $84.9 million -- that was originally announced in September 2020 by Physical Optics Corporation, a company that was recently acquired by Mercury Systems.