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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
20 Apr 09. Wind River announced that the VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 is officially listed as “In Evaluation” by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for conformance to the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+/NSA High Robustness under the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS). Operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), accredited laboratories perform security testing in accordance with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme, helping to improve the level of trust consumers have in their information systems and networks through security testing, evaluation and validation programs. An EAL6+ / NSA High Robustness-certified operating system could be the base of a multilevel secure system that protects high-value resources and classified information against significant risks. For this evaluation, Wind River has selected CygnaCom Solutions Inc., a Common Criteria Test Lab, to conduct the independent evaluation of the VXWorks MILS Platform 2.0. Wind River’s VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 is the latest addition to the industry-leading VxWorks portfolio of products, demonstrating Wind River’s commitment to the safety and security needs of the aerospace and defense industry. VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 provides customers with a robust operating system foundation and an award-winning development environment to build multilevel secure (MLS) systems. In addition, the platform offers a VxWorks application environment, allowing customers who have used VxWorks in the past to leverage their time-tested in-house experts as well as legacy VxWorks application code within their new multilevel secure system.
Apr 09. Plextek’s technology was used in SATURN – the winning system in the MoD’s Grand Challenge competition. SELEX Galileo was part of the winning Stellar Team which also comprised Stellar Research Services, Cranfield University, Bluebear Systems Research, Marshall SDG and TRW Conekt. SELEX Galileo used Plextek’s EPAC embedded processing and communications platform in its CISP communications technology. CISP technology was a key element in the SATURN (Sensing & Autonomous Tactical Urban Reconnaissance Network) solution which won the Challenge after successfully outperforming its rivals and identifying threats planted at the MoD’s urban warfare training facility on Salisbury Plain. SATURN employs unmanned aerial and ground vehicles each fitted with sensors to report findings back to a remote processing station, using novel algorithms to process data and direct the vehicles’ behaviour. SELEX Galileo was responsible for the unique self-forming communications network and single user inter