Mercury Computer Systems Earns Lockheed Martin STAR Supplier Award

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for image, sensor and signal processing applications, announced it has received the coveted STAR Supplier Award from Lockheed Martin.

CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 23, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for image, sensor and signal processing applications, announced it has received the coveted STAR Supplier Award from Lockheed Martin.

The award, which signifies exemplary performance in providing goods or services that contribute to the success of the Lockheed Martin mission, marks a decade in the ongoing alliance between Lockheed and Mercury to deliver advanced computing solutions to the embedded defense systems market.

"We're honored to be recognized as a STAR Supplier to Lockheed," said Brian Hoerl, Vice President of ACS Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Mercury. "Like Lockheed, Mercury is committed to delivering innovative solutions that provide both a strategic and tactical advantage in the capture and dissemination of mission-critical data."

For information on Mercury's image, sensor, and signal processing solutions, visit www.mc.com/solutions, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mc.com.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. -- Where Challenges Drive Innovation(TM)

Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com) provides specialized, high-performance computing systems and software designed for complex HPC and embedded applications in a range of industries that include aerospace and defense, telecommunications, medical imaging, semiconductor, EDA, and more. Our products blend unmatched expertise in algorithm optimization and silicon design with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies. Mercury's comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world's largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 25-year history in enabling customers to gain the competitive advantage they need to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MRCY).

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the Company's alliance with Lockheed Martin. You can identify these statements by our use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of continued geo- political unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, continued funding of defense programs, the timing of such funding, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, and difficulties in retaining key customers. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company's recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.