Mercury Systems announced a licensing arrangement with CoreAVI on 20 July, under which the mission-critical solutions specialist will become the exclusive worldwide sales channel for combining CoreAVI’s software and COTS hardware for the aerospace and defence markets, providing a single source for safety-critical open standard platforms. The agreement addresses the growing demand for safety-critical solutions and open standards platforms in the defence market.
“As the demand for flight safety certification increases globally, so does the complexity and performance requirements of the computing systems powering critical avionics applications,” explained Jay Abendroth, VP, Mercury Mission. “The complementary capabilities of our Mission division in mission computing, safety-critical avionics and platform management capabilities, combined with CoreAVI’s products, will lead to delivering better solutions and products to customers, reinforcing our commitment to ‘Innovation that Matters'."
Mercury and CoreAVI will also work together to develop and market safety-certified highly integrated artificial intelligence (AI) microelectronics technology for rugged, mission-critical enhanced situational awareness and connected autonomous systems.
“Safety is a key element in any airborne platform and as the technology in avionics applications continues to evolve, the safety criticality of both hardware and software must follow suit,” commented Damian Fozard, CEO of CoreAVI, adding the arrangement will enable the company “to offer our safety-critical graphics and compute solutions, combined with Mercury’s mission computing solutions, to support the future applications of our aerospace and defense customers.”