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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.
07 Aug 09. A critical design review for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) hardware being developed by Germany, Italy and the US has successfully been completed. The completion of the CDR will now allow the programme to move towards system tests and the production of radars, launchers, tactical operation centres and reloaders at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. MEADS is a 360-degree air coverage medium-range air defence system, intended to replace the ageing Patriot Missile systems in the US and Germany and the Nike Hercules system in Italy. MEADS will integrate the hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement Missile in a system that includes surveillance and fire control sensors, netted-distributed battle management centres and high-firepower launchers. MEADS programme executive vice-president Klaus Riedel said the system will protect combat forces and critical assets against tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and unmanned aerial systems. The system will undergo 15 system-level CDR events in 2010 followed by final system-level CDR in August 2010, while the initial flight tests are scheduled for 2012. The participating companies in the design and development of MEADS include MBDA in Italy, LFK in Germany and Lockheed Martin in the US, which have formed a multinational joint venture headquartered in Orlando, Florida. (Source: army-technology.com)
30 Jul 09. Raytheon Company and SafeNet Inc. recently partnered to demonstrate a new technology that secures radio communication among warfighters. Raytheon exhibited its DragonFire family of radios with SafeNet’s Type 1 encryptor at the U.S. Army Cryptographic Modernization Technology Day in June 2009 at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Together these technologies provide secure streaming video and data, in a mobile ad hoc network environment, on various platforms such as fixed and rotary wing aircraft, light armored vehicles and fixed locations. Type 1 qualification is provided by the National Security Agency and authorizes equipment for handling classified data.
11 Jul 09. ITT Corporation announced the release of an advanced version of its PuriFile® document inspection software. PuriFile software detects and identifies hidden objects and metadata within Microsoft Office and PDF files, which could accidentally or maliciously disclose sensitive information or confidential digital assets. These types of documents have numerous opportunities for holding data not easily discovered during normal inspection and release procedures. The latest version, PuriFile v3.4, brings additional functionality to the product line by allowing for simple batch inspection of entire document collections via a new stand-alo