Mercury Systems Applauds Successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency Ballistic Missile Defense System Flight Test Integrated-01 Live Fire Demonstration

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com), a best-of- breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, applauded the successful performance of both the Patriot air and missile defense system and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system during the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test Integrated-01 (FTI-01) live fire missile defense exercise recently conducted at the US Army's Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site in the Pacific Ocean and Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. Mercury's Application-ready subsystems (ARS) are integrated as core technologies in both systems.

"Mercury's subsystems are an integral part of the core technology that enables the sophisticated, reliable performance of both the Patriot and Aegis systems," said Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury's Commercial Electronics business group. "We are proud to have contributed to the success of this high-level exercise, which demonstrates the exceptional performance of these two key United States missile defense systems forming an essential part of the nation's overall defense strategy."

Mercury's OpenVPX-based radar processing subsystems are used in Raytheon's Patriot system which detected, tracked and successfully intercepted a short range ballistic missile (SRBM) target during the test. Mercury also provides subsystems and technology integration services to Lockheed Martin for the Aegis system, which tracked a SRBM threat and launched an SM-3 Block 1A interceptor in this exercise.

For more information, visit www.mrcy.com or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mrcy.com.

Mercury Systems – Innovation that Matters

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.

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CONTACT: Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
         Mercury Systems
         +1 978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com
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