Airbus and Mercury Systems announce strategic partnership

ANDOVER, Massachusetts and MUNICH, Germany, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Airbus Defense and Space and Mercury Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a leader in critical and secure technologies for aerospace and defense, today announced their cooperation in the field of autonomous computer programs and flight control.

Formalized by a framework cooperation agreement, the two leading companies in the sector have shown their firm commitment to advancing a strategic partnership agreement in the research, demonstration, validation and certification of autonomous computer programs and flight control, in particular the algorithms and the execution environment.

The complementary capabilities of the Geneva division Mercury Mission Systems International in the fields of mission computing, safety critical avionics and platform management capabilities for aerospace and defense platforms and Airbus Defense and Space as a global supplier of military aircraft, defense systems and earth observation products / services will help provide better solutions and products to customers.

Airbus Defense and Space Marketing and Sales Director Dr. Bernhard Brenner underlines the importance of this cooperation: “At Airbus, we are committed to innovating and being a pioneer in aerospace. Through this cooperation, we will further strengthen our activities by developing future solutions and products for piloted or autonomous flight. As Mercury is one of our award-winning suppliers, I am particularly pleased that we are able to extend our successful cooperation with this agreement. This agreement is also another Airbus commitment to its Swiss partners, in particular in safety-related technology and industry. “

“This important initiative further strengthens our long-standing relationship with Airbus to foster key advancements in secure and reliable autonomous technology,” said Didier Thibaud, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mercury. “At the intersection of high tech and defense, we collaborate with industry leaders like Airbus to deliver the most innovative and purpose-built mission computing solutions to help them meet their business commitments and strengthen their leadership on the world market.

Examples of successful cooperation between Airbus Defense and Space and Mercury are the development of a high performance computing platform by Mercury for the Airbus A3R automatic refueling system on board the A330 SMART MRTT tanker aircraft and the contribution in equipment and systems for Airbus platforms such as the C295. In 2019, Mercury received the award for best performance for equipment and systems by Airbus.

About Airbus
Airbus is the pioneer of sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The company is constantly innovating to provide efficient, state-of-the-art solutions in aerospace, defense and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern, fuel-efficient airliners and related services. Airbus is also a European leader in defense and security and one of the world’s leading space companies. In the helicopter business, Airbus provides the world’s most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services.

About Mercury Systems
Mercury Systems is a global commercial technology company serving the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides reliable and secure open architecture processing solutions powering a wide range of mission-critical applications in the harshest and most demanding environments. Inspired by its goal of delivering innovation that matters, by and for the people who matter, Mercury helps make the world a safer and more secure place for everyone.

Media contacts:

Dr Florian Taitsch
Airbus Defense and Space
+49 15116831052
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David Flötner
Airbus Defense and Space
+49 1733731180
[email protected]
Robert McGrail
Mercury Mission Systems, Int’l
+ 1978-967-1366
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