CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 13, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Cambridge Pixel
On 11th July 2018, the maker of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems Cambridge Pixel announced that the company will deliver and provide its radar acquisition and display technology to Lockheed Martin Canada for the purposes of integrating it with the new advanced naval Combat Management System 330 (CMS 330) of Lockheed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
“Our business is radar and we are thrilled that Lockheed Martin Canada has chosen to use our technology in its CMS 330 system, which is now deployed on four different classes of ship across three different navies,” commented David Johnson, CEO at Cambridge Pixel.
The Cambridge Pixel scan converter operates in each display console for converting the polar-format network video into a PPI or B-Scan representation for visualisation to the operator. The radar image must be scaled and adjusted to match the view at request by the user.
The radar picture may then be analysed in combination with map graphics like nautical charts, as well as with overlay symbols, e.g. track positions. The multi-layer image as combined is then presented to the operator. The colour, fading, brightness, trails and scan correlation of the radar image is fully controlled by the CMS 330 system.
The radar technology of Cambridge Pixel is operated in air traffic control, vessel traffic, naval, commercial shipping, surveillance, security and airborne radar systems. Its systems have been integrated in mission applications of crucial importance with the following companies: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Saab, Frontier Electronic Systems, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Barco Defence, Exelis, Navtech Radar, Kelvin Hughes, Royal Thai Air Force, Sofresud, Hanwha, and Tellumat.
The CMS 330 of Lockheed Martin Canada is a derivative of a legacy product of the company that was originally developed in the 1980s for the original build of the HALIFAX Class ships of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Recently, Lockheed Martin Canada has announced that the company will support the twelve Halifax-class frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy for another three years under a contract extension.