May 24, 2024 1:08 am
Collaboration Between Mercury Systems and Lockheed Martin in Computing Technology

In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Mercury Systems is expanding its technological capabilities in Switzerland. This partnership stems from an offset agreement between the two companies and the Swiss government after the acquisition of F-35 II stealth fighter jets. The Federal Office for Defence Procurement will contribute critical security technologies, such as software-defined radio capabilities and cryptology, to support production.

Mercury Processing Platform will be enhanced by this partnership, allowing the company to introduce new and cutting-edge capabilities to the European market. Paul Tanner, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury International, expressed his excitement about the collaboration: “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Lockheed Martin to bring advanced defense technologies manufacturing to Switzerland.”

The Swiss military is undergoing modernization initiatives with a significant investment of 2.1 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in national defense in 2021. The focus is on acquiring sophisticated capabilities such as surveillance drones and kamikaze drones, as well as Lockheed’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile systems. Despite a 1.4 percent budget cut in all other government departments, the military proposed an increased defense budget of 25.8 billion francs ($28.7 billion) last year in response to security threats arising from the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.

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