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Jan. 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM

CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's Cambridge Pixel has supplied its SPx radar scan conversion system to BAE for use on British navy ships.

The order for the system, which will be used for Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, is worth $721.3 million.

"We are pleased to be bringing advanced software capabilities to BAE Systems for this application. Our SPx software provides a flexible and expandable solution that can meet the complex requirements of the new generation naval platforms," said David Johnson, managing director of Cambridge Pixel.

Cambridge Pixel said BAE Systems has integrated the software-based radar scan converter into its command and control client software, enabling radar video to be received from multiple radars on-board the ships into a server application and then distributed over Ethernet networks to command-and-control displays across the ship.

The server application is built from Cambridge Pixel's HPx-100 radar acquisition cards and SPx software modules for compression and network interfacing.

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