Defense Contractor Joins Discovery Park Consortium

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Mercury Systems joins consortium at Purdue's Discovery Park Mercury Systems joins consortium at Purdue's Discovery Park
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Defense electronics company Mercury Systems has joined a consortium of government, industry and the defense community at Discovery Park at Purdue University. The Massachusetts based company will work to develop various technologies, including microelectronics. 

Mercury has been involved in over 300 defense programs, including the Patriot missile defense systems and the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program. “We are excited to work with Purdue and the IGSDI consortium members to help bridge the gap between research and prototyping by integrating these with Mercury’s mid to high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) products.  These solutions can then be provided to our defense prime customers for further system integration and fielding,” said Gregory R. Ellis, senior director of Business Operations for Mercury’s Secure Processing Solutions.

The consortium is focusing on nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and big data, among other areas. Despite just being established in December 2016, the consortium membership includes Indiana Applied Research Institute, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center (Crane Division), Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Purdue Research Foundation, Sandia National Labs Strategic Alliance, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. For more information on Mercury Systems, click here

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