Lockheed Martin and Mercury Systems Join Forces to Develop Cutting-Edge Computing Technologies for Switzerland’s Modernized Military

Collaboration Between Mercury Systems and Lockheed Martin in Computing Technology

Lockheed Martin and Mercury Systems have announced a collaboration to manufacture cutting-edge computing technologies at a production site in Geneva, Switzerland. This partnership was born from an offset program between Lockheed and the Swiss government, as a result of Switzerland’s purchase of F-35 II stealth fighter jets. The Federal Office for Defence Procurement will transfer key security technologies to support the production, including software-defined radio capabilities and cryptology.

Mercury International’s Vice President and General Manager, Paul Tanner, expressed excitement about working with Lockheed Martin to bring advanced defense technologies to Switzerland. These agreements will expand the Mercury Processing Platform and introduce new capabilities to the European market. Switzerland is focusing on modernizing its military, investing in cutting-edge capabilities like surveillance and kamikaze drones, and equipping itself with Lockheed’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile systems.

Despite budget cuts in other government departments, Switzerland’s military proposed an increased defense budget to address security threats resulting from the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. The country is taking significant steps to enhance its military capabilities and strengthen its defense posture in response to evolving security challenges.

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