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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.
Sep 09. SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, has introduced the Fixed Base Force Protection (FBFP) System, building on the key design features of the Enhanced Personal Role Radio (EZPRR) to provide enhanced Force Protection in and around base camps and command posts. The FBFP establishes a secure communications structure that is robust and flexible, enhancing operational effectiveness in environments where security and adaptability are key elements to success. The system achieves this by extending the range and coverage of the EZPRR to over 2.5 kilometres through the deployment of a Command Post System (CPS) and a Rebroadcast Station System (RRB). Together, these provide:
* Tactical encrypted voice communications
* An enhanced area of coverage
* Simple user interface
* Backward compatibility with PRR
* Simplified logistical support
The FBFP provides a cohesive communications infrastructure, providing an all-informed, all-secure, all on one network system of communication. It enhances the effectiveness of individuals committed to fundamental roles, such as Force Protection, by giving them the flexibility to utilise vehicles, static guard posts, vehicle check points and foot patrols. The CPS maintains the links between the static and mobile patrols within and around the base. It takes two soldiers less than 15 minutes to set up the CPS. Rebroadcast stations are easily deployed to cover communications black spots. Foot patrols and vehicles that need to be deployed outside of the perimeter have the ability to communicate throughout the duration of their task. As the troops move from one area to another, they select the profile which corresponds with that specific area of operation.
02 Sep 09. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is introducing the JUMPER system, a new autonomous artillery for the ground forces, at the 3rd Army & Defense Conference & Exhibition at Latrun, Israel. The JUMPER is a missile that “jump” out of a vertical launch hive to precisely strike targets at ranges of up to 50 Km. The JUMPER system contains eight canistered missiles and one integrated command and control unit that are arranged in each JUMPER 3X3 hive. Overall dimensions are: 1.4X1.4X2m. The system requires no operating crew and no special launching platform. Pinpoint accuracy and short time of flight make the JUMPER a perfect solution for the autonomous fire support to the Ground Forces. The missile is 1800 mm long, has a diameter of 150 mm, and weighs 63 kg. The missile is equipped with a GPS/INS and 4 steering fins at its tail. In addition, the missile can home to a laser designation. The JUMPER system provides the maneuvering force commander with autonomous, immediate, and precise f