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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.
12 May 09. Rockwell Collins recently demonstrated a low-cost solution to enable U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft to fully participate in multiple tactical situational awareness networks. The Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command Test Center and Air Force Reserve Command utilized the Rockwell Collins AN/ARC-210 radio and the Raytheon Company’s Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL) to provide beyond-line-of-sight and line-of-sight network information. This information was integrated in the Rockwell Collins Data Link Processor, featuring OpenEdge software, and was displayed on the Rockwell Collins Flight Information Management System (FIMS). The FIMS provided the aircraft’s position and location of other aircraft participating in the network on a moving map to the pilot and co-pilot, as well as text chat and mission assignments from a command and control facility. A standard Air Force laptop computer was used by the navigator, mirroring the same capabilities as the FIMS. The FIMS is also capable of processing and displaying electronic charts, real-time graphical weather, live video feeds via data link, and aircraft management applications.
11 May 09. MetaVR Announces new Afghanistan 3D Terrain and the Release of Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) Version 5.5. To meet the needs of training NATO soldiers for warfare in Afghanistan, MetaVR has built 3D geospecific terrain covering 9,600 square kilometers, featuring a high-resolution virtual village with over 500 buildings in the Afghan province of Kabul. This virtual terrain is available in MetaVR’s round-earth and flat-earth formats for use with Virtual Reality Scene Generator™ (VRSG™) for simulation and training, with particular emphasis on identifying and defeating IEDs using resources from combined military branches and nations. The terrain is also delivered with correlated SAF databases in CTDB and OTF formats. (Source: ASD Network)
11 May 09. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced a flexible, multi-card 3U VPX solution for rugged deployed embedded FPGA processing applications. With the interoperability of its 3U VPX FPE320 FPGA processor card, 3U VPX VPX3-450 FPGA processor and 3U VPX VPX3-127 single board computer (SBC) running Wind River’s VxWorks, Curtiss-Wright Controls delivers an unmatched level of flexibility for addressing high-performance 3U VPX systems applications. Using this solution, system integrators can now utilize the largest Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs currently available in a small form factor embedded system powered with a high performance Power Architecture general purpose processor. The FPE320 supports Virtex-5 LXT, SXT, or FXT devices. With its onboard FMC expansion site (FPGA Mezza