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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.
27 Jul 09. ThalesRaytheonSystems’ AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder Reliability Maintainability Improvement programme, designed for the US Army, has entered its final testing stage. The programme involves upgrading the AN/TPQ-37, extending its service to 2030 and cutting lifecycle costs.
The system is used for locating the position of hostile artillery, rockets and mortars enabling friendly forces to quickly and accurately return precision fire. The upgraded system features enhancements such as a modular, air cooled transmitter, which uses an on-demand air flow system, maintenance-free filtration and a new radar processor. According to ThalesRaytheonSystems, the AN/TPQ-37s, will improve the system’s availability by 90% and simplify maintenance procedures. The radar is expected to enter a government-run live-fire exercise in August 2009 followed by an additional series of tests before the army fields it in November 2009.
28 Jul 09. Raytheon Company has completed two major programme milestones as part of the US Army’s Ground Soldier Ensemble (GSE) programme and is now preparing to demonstrate the new capabilities for the dismounted soldier. The first open frame hardware was delivered on schedule to the army shortly after the ensemble completed its first preliminary design review. The GSE connects a dismounted soldier to the battlefield network via networked tactical situational awareness and digital communications to improve real-time tactical situational awareness. In June, Raytheon’s GSE team delivered the first open frame hardware to the US Army after the preliminary design review. The contracting agency, the US Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Contracting Centre awarded Raytheon a $11.8m contract to provide the GSE technology demonstration. The contract schedules prototype testing in 2009 and refined systems delivery and testing in 2010.
04 Jul 09. Gillard Shelters of France, a designer of mobile shelters, offers a range of deployable mobile shelters offering rapid semi-automated assembly. The shelters, which come in three sizes, offer a unique level of resistance to climatic constraints and are suitable for numerous applications, including as first-aid posts, canteens, accommodation units, and maintenance workshops. Gillard Shelters is currently seeking distributors outside France. The Gillard deployable mobile shelter can be assembled extremely quickly in relation to its surface area. In 15 minutes only, two people can easily deploy a shelter covering 60m² on the ground (i.e. nine metres in diameter), while the 120m² model takes 30 minutes to install. The 320m² model can be assembled by a team of six in just 50 minutes. The 320m2 model is particularly large, both in dia