Military Embedded Systems

Hanwha Systems Selects Cambridge Pixel's SPx Radar Technology for Korean Naval Programmes

Press Release

February 19, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, February 19, 2020 - Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems (, has been selected by Hanwha Systems, a South Korean defence company, to supply its advanced SPx radar technology for installation on the Republic of Korea Navy's fleet of Chamsuri II-class patrol boats and FFX-II frigates.

Engineers at Hanwha Systems in Gumi City, South Korea needed advanced and field-proven radar processing components - including radar acquisition, radar display, radar scan conversion, radar distribution and radar recording - for the development of its latest multi-function display console, the FFX-B2.

It was vital that the software modules provided by Cambridge Pixel could be built into Hanwha's own application code thereby enabling Hanwha's development team to deliver a native solution to the Korean Navy which can be maintained and supported locally.

Cambridge Pixel will supply Hanwha Systems with radar interfacing and distribution capability for a number of different radar types, along with software for radar scan conversion, network distribution and multi-channel radar recording.

Each FFX-B2 display console will be equipped with Cambridge Pixel's radar scan conversion software to convert the polar format network data into a PPI image, which is presented with application graphics as part of the multi-function console display.

By using Cambridge Pixel's world class off-the-shelf SPx radar components, Hanwha Systems will reduce the development time for its new console and save money. Furthermore, the software modules selected will deliver all the functionality needed for this programme and provide access to new features as the software is updated.

David Johnson, CEO, Cambridge Pixel, said: "We are delighted to continue our well-established relationship with Hanwha Systems for the supply of radar processing components. We have been working with Hanwha now for nearly ten years and they regard our engineers as an extension to their own development team.

"Our aim is to give partners, such as Hanwha, flexibility and control over the project by supplying our hardware-agnostic C++ software modules from our SPx library for integration with their own systems."

Chamsuri II-class (project name PKX-B) patrol boats are a new, smaller, class (230-tons) of South Korean Navy patrol boats intended to replace the aging Chamsuri-class vessels built for the navy in the 1970s. FFX-II, an improved variant of Incheon-class (FFX-I) frigates, is intended to replace the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy's ageing fleet of corvettes and frigates.

SPx is Cambridge Pixel's integrated radar processing and display software based on COTS software and Open Standards. The SPx suite of software libraries and applications provide highly flexible, ready-to-run software products for radar scan conversion, visualisation, radar video distribution, target tracking, sensor fusion, plot extraction and clutter processing.

Cambridge Pixel's radar technology is used in naval, air traffic control, vessel traffic, commercial shipping, security, surveillance and airborne radar applications. Its systems have been implemented in mission-critical applications with companies such as BAE Systems, Frontier Electronic Systems, Blighter Surveillance Systems, Exelis, Hanwha Systems, Kelvin Hughes, Lockheed Martin, Navtech Radar, Raytheon, Saab Sensis, Royal Thai Air Force, Sofresud and Tellumat.

For more information about Cambridge Pixel's products, please visit or call: +44 (0) 1763 852749 or email: [email protected].

Media photo:
Photo shows a Chamsuri II-class (project name PKX-B) patrol boat.


About Hanwha Systems
Since its founding in 1978, the Hanwha Systems system division has significantly advanced the defense capabilities of South Korea's military. The knowledge it has gained from working with the South Korean military and the 40+ years developing systems used globally are being used to develop advanced systems for surveillance, reconnaissance, control, communication, computer, and intelligence (C4I), naval and land.

About Cambridge Pixel (
Cambridge Pixel is an award-winning developer of sensor processing and display solutions including primary and secondary radar interfacing, processing and display components for military and commercial radar applications. It is a world-leading supplier of software-based radar tracking and scan conversion solutions through its modular SPx software, and HPx hardware product range. Based near Cambridge in the UK, the company operates worldwide through a network of agents and distributors.

Media contact:

Martin Brooke (for Cambridge Pixel)
Martin Brooke Associates
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 882174 (office)
Tel: +44 (0) 7776 135402 (mobile)
Email: [email protected]


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