Mercury Systems acquires Richland Technologies

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired Richland Technologies LLC (RTL), a company based in Duluth, Georgia that specializes in safety-critical and high-integrity systems, software, and hardware development plus safety-certification services for mission-critical applications. RTL also offers safety-certifiable embedded graphics software for military and commercial aerospace applications.

According to a statement from Mercury, the RTL acquisition complements Mercury’s November 2016 acquisition of Creative Electronic Systems (CES), as it provides additional capabilities in safety-critical markets as well as the opportunity to leverage RTL’s U.S. presence and expertise.

Mark Aslett, Mercury’s president and chief executive officer, said of the RTL acquisition: “Mercury gained a very strong footprint in safety-critical avionics with the acquisition of CES, based in Geneva, Switzerland, which we have renamed and is now operating as Mercury Mission Systems International (MMSI) as part of our Sensor and Mission Processing product line. The combination of RTL with MMS gives us a strong U.S. presence in the safety-critical avionics market, adding significant systems engineering, safety-critical software, and hardware development and certification expertise to our existing mission computing portfolio. These new capabilities will enhance Mercury’s market penetration in commercial aerospace, defense platform management, C4I [command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence], and mission computing – markets that are very closely aligned with Mercury’s existing market focus."