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Mercury’s new electronic warfare combat training pod begins flight testing
July 14th, 2022
ANDOVER, Mass., July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical processing technologies for aerospace and defense, today announced that its new mPOD, a rapidly reprogrammable electronic attack (EA) training system designed to train pilots using realistic, near-peer jamming capabilities, is currently undergoing final flight testing.
Why It Matters:
To sharpen their combat skills, pilots need to train in mock air-to-air combat with other pilots operating as adversaries. Using mPOD, “adversary” pilots can emulate enemy jamming techniques accurately, conditioning aircrews to evolving threat scenarios and better preparing them for real combat.
“Alternative electronic attack training solutions are difficult to obtain and update,” said Mark Bruington, vice president, Mercury Mission Systems. “Our innovative mPOD is a commercial solution that can be programmed quickly and will help the U.S. and our allies’ military pilots develop tactics to maintain a strategic advantage over adversaries. It will also increase pilot and aircraft survivability and save millions of dollars in training costs through integrated threat presentations.”
Built with proven technology for electronic warfare training, test and evaluation
Simultaneously emulate multiple National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)-validated threats with proven Filthy Buzzard digital RF memory (DRFM) technology developed and validated over 35 years in partnership with the U.S Air Force and Navy
Quickly reprogram missions and threats for different aircraft and radar systems in minutes via an intuitive software interface
Speed integration with the aircraft display and control panel using the user interface or an integrated cockpit control panel
Attach the mPOD to any aircraft weapon’s pylon or integrate it within the aircraft to reduce drag and maintain aircraft performance
Decrease overall sustainment cost through a scalable and modular design with six swappable, high MTBF hardware components including a wideband Meggitt antenna
Mercury envisions, creates, and delivers innovative technology solutions purpose-built to meet their customers’ most pressing high-tech needs. Mercury is taking early orders for the mPOD now. Visit mrcy.com/mpod for more information or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transmit Antenna Array (TAA) Radome Production with CAES
April 9, 2021
The Meggitt Baltimore team is proud to be selected to design, develop and produce a radome for the Transmit Antenna Array (TAA) program with Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES).
This radome is designed to cover and protect the TAA for ground-mobile electronic warfare application while having extremely low transmission loss. It is a low weight and rugged construction ensure longevity while installed on the platform. The radome offers very low loss over a broad frequency range.
New Geodesic Radome Design Program with SynFoam
May 6, 2020
Meggitt Baltimore is proud to announce a new design program with SynFoam! Meggitt design and manufacturing capabilities integrated with Synfoam’s HTC grade syntactic foam, a structural syntactic foam designed for use in dielectric applications, will be used in the construction of a geodesic radome for the U.S. Army.
Meggitt will use our extensive radome expertise to design and fabricate a geodesic radome. The radome will be designed and analyzed to withstand environmental extremes while having minimal impact on the performance of the enclosed antenna. Unique HTC foam is low in density ranging from 38 to 55 pcf, provides a tailored dielectric constant and loss tangent, has a high Tg of 180oF, exceptional resistance to water and chemicals, and is impact resistant.