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May 28, 2015

Cambridge Pixel to upgrade Royal Thai Air Force’s air defence capability

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has selected the radar display and tracking subsystems developer Cambridge Pixel to upgrade its air defence capability at several strategic sites across the country.

By Samseer M

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has selected the radar display and tracking subsystems developer Cambridge Pixel to upgrade its air defence capability at several strategic sites across the country.

The contract will see the upgrade of air defence processing and display hardware at the air force bases and training facilities without replacing the existing radar sensors.

Cambridge Pixel offered its radar processing and tracking products that interface to the existing primary and secondary (IFF) radars in order to deliver upgraded target tracking from the primary and IFF sensors and fusion into a single track source.

The company’s ASD-100 air situation display software will provide an integrated display picture of primary and secondary video and tracks that are overlaid on maps.

"The contract will see the upgrade of air defence processing and display hardware at the air force bases and training facilities without replacing the existing radar sensors."

Cambridge Pixel CEO David Johnson said: "By combining our software modules for target tracking and fusion with our ASD-100 display application, we have offered a highly cost-effective upgrade to RTAF.

"For this project it was important that we could work with the existing radars and our range of hardware interface cards and radar processing modules was a good match for the requirement."

The RTAF will benefit from the hardware-agnostic SPx suite of software libraries and applications that is aimed to deliver highly flexible, ready-to-run software products or ‘modules-of-expertise’ for radar visualisation, radar video distribution, plot extraction, target tracking and fusion.

With ASD-100 air situation display, the force will be able to receive a complete and integrated picture of everything in the skies, military or commercial air traffic.

It will be able to interface to a number of different Asterix data inputs including CAT-240 (radar video), CAT-48 (track reports) and CAT-4 (safety alert messages).

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