Innovation That Matters
That's Affordable
INNOVATION That Deceives
That's Made In America
INNOVATION That's Trusted

INNOVATION That's Affordable

Delivering advanced solutions affordably while addressing the challenges of the defense industrial base and leveraging our more than 30 year commitment to innovation is part of our next generation business model. Learn about our answer to procurement reform, the need for timely adoption of open standards architectures and responsiveness in the face of continued uncertainty at home and abroad.

INNOVATION That Deceives

We are leaders in the development of software-defined subsystems leveraging open architecture RF and Microwave building blocks that detect, intercept and defeat signals of interest on land, at sea and in the air.

INNOVATION That's Made In America

We are the better alternative for affordable secure processing subsystems designed and made in the USA. We are the first commercially-based defense electronics company built to meet rapidly evolving next generation defense challenges.


OpenRFM is the first RF and Microwave open system approach leveraging best-available commercial-item technology to deliver sophisticated, interoperable sensor processing subsystems to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum.

INNOVATION That's Trusted

Our rugged open system architecture solutions leverage proven commercial technology sourced through trusted supply chains. For information assurance, Mercury is the better alternative.


Mercury Systems is pioneering a next generation defense electronics
business model. We are the better alternative for affordable, secure and sensor processing subsystems designed and made in the USA.

These capabilities make us the first commercial defense electronics company
built to meet rapidly evolving next generation defense challenges.


Mercury Systems President & CEO Mark Aslett talks about the company’s Next Generation Business Model. Take a few minutes to view and learn more about how Mercury is helping support critical evolving challenges faced by the Primes and the DoD.

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Thought Leadership

Next Generation Business Model

Mercury Systems has built a next generation business model that we believe puts us in a unique position within the defense industrial base and in particular within defense electronics. Today within the DoD and the industrial base that supports it, challenges have taken center stage around the need for procurement reform, the more rapid and timely adoption of open systems based architectures, and the need to be nimble and responsive in the face of continued uncertainty at home and instability abroad. Mercury Systems has adopted a next generation business model that we believe addresses these pressing issues, while at the same time leveraging our 30-year commitment to innovation.

White Papers


This position paper will address the issue of open systems architectures and highlight actions Mercury Systems is taking in the latest, and in our view, most important open architecture discussion in all of defense electronics.

  • Looks at the changing climate within defense electronics and the government and DoD drive towards open standards
  • Highlights the challenges faced around standardizing RF and microwave based solutions
  • Highlights OpenRFM as a new model in developing technologies for Electronic Warfare and related applications
  • Explains why OpenRFM can change the game in building modular, interoperable and affordable solutions within EW, EA and SIGINT
Innovation That Matters

Innovation That Matters is about applied technology. Innovation alone is not enough. It’s about taking applied technology and putting it to work solving tough customer problems. Read on for more on:

  • Mercury’s long history of innovation in the embedded computing area
  • Novel thermal management solutions for signal processor boards and chassis
  • Open standards-based implementations for flexible Electronic Warfare subsystems
  • Future technology and application trends
Mercury Systems
A Better Alternative in Defense Electronics

These are challenging times for America’s defense industry. Against a backdrop of political dysfunction and slow GDP and tax revenue growth, social and healthcare priorities are eroding the share of the federal budget available for defense. This whitepaper covers:

  • Examines major challenges facing the defense industry from the perspective of a supplier of electronic subsystem solutions to numerous defense prime contractors
  • Illustrates how these challenges are affecting the primes in terms of growth, expenses and margins
  • Highlights pockets of opportunity for the industry that are manifesting themselves
  • Discusses recent trends around the globalization of technology solutions
  • Explains how Mercury Systems has positioned itself with new capabilities to help the primes translate opportunities into profitable revenue growth
RF/Microwave Technologies

For the U.S. defense industry, a backdrop of political dysfunction, the lack of bi-partisan problem solving in Washington and budget uncertainty have all conspired to put the defense industrial base in a period of transition. This whitepaper:

  • Reviews the challenges facing the defense industry
  • Highlights how key industry trends are putting pressure on internal and external R&D, crowding out investments, and reducing tolerance for risk taking
  • Provides insight to those real opportunities that still exist within this changing environment
  • Walks through our RF/Microwave capabilities and solutions and our strategy for growing this segment of our business
  • Discusses open architectures and why they are a game changer in RF/Microwave solutions
  • Provides a description of Mercury Systems’ dual Advanced Microelectronics Centers of excellence and what makes them unique and relevant
Secure Processing

Mercury Systems is a leader in building pre-integrated, customizable, secure building blocks for critical defense applications. Our new white paper describes how Mercury, leveraging our 30 year heritage in embedded processing, is working with customers to provide built-in secure processing solutions that can become part of a broader, customer led, secure processing architecture.