Mission Critical Enclosures (MCE’s) are deployed aboard AEGIS ships for both the U.S. Navy and several allied Navies. These enclosures house the Combat System Computing Environment (CSCE). The electronics within these cabinets is made up of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) computing equipment and allows COTS components to utilize unique military power. The MCE provides protection against shock and vibration and includes the flexibility of using either chilled water cooling solutions or ambient air cooling solutions. The MCE are the infrastructure that solves the critical problems associated with making COTS technology operate in a mission-critical naval environment.
The Electromet Corporation supports this program by providing the newly improved Enhanced Capability – Mission Critical Enclosures (EC-MCE) for Lockheed Martin. Initial EC-MCE prototypes were built in 2015 and successfully tested in 2016. Initial EC-MCE production deliveries began in late 2016.