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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.
02 Oct 09. Raytheon Company delivered 10 Ground Soldier System (GSS) Increment 1 prototypes Sept. 16, 2009, supporting a significant program milestone in the rapid development of a wearable computer that links the dismounted warfighter to the netted battlefield.”Our team is focused on
the soldier and a flexible mission solution that weighs less, uses less power and takes up less space,” said Dave Treichler, Raytheon GSS Inc 1 capture manager. “We understand the need for an affordable, long-enduring, reliable system that gives actionable situational awareness and command and control capabilities.” The Raytheon GSS Inc 1 team, which includes key partners Black Diamond Advanced Technologies and CHI System, Inc., will next support Army limited testing prior to incorporating refinements for final prototype delivery in March 2010. “An Army liaison team has been working with us from the start to provide lessons learned from the field and support GSS rapid development,” noted Treichler. “This daily engagement is setting a standard for industry and Army collaboration to develop a low-risk, producible solution that is field-ready.” Raytheon GSS Inc 1 links the dismounted leader to the battlefield network for real-time tactical situational awareness. The soldier system incorporates human factors engineering and analysis for a comfortable fit made to endure harsh environments and long warfighter missions.
25 Sep 09. Ultra’s manpackable oxygen generator offers breath of fresh air
Ultra Electronics launched a new manpackable oxygen generator at DSEi, aiming initially at combat medics deployed in Afghanistan. The system, known as mGO, is an electronic ‘oxygen concentrator’ capable of generating between 3 and 91 per cent O 2 at a continuous rate of 3 slm (standard litres per minute), or a pulse dose option of 6 slm for serious cases. Unlike bulky canister-based O 2 supplies, the mGO is easily taken into the field for immediate casualty assistance. (Source: Jane’s)
05 Oct 09. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has officially inducted Boeing’s modernised high-frequency communication system (MHFCS) into service. Designed and developed by Boeing Defence Australia, the MHFCS will provide the ADF with advanced communication systems to securely transmit voice and data services including email, fax and web browsing for remote stations. MHFCS was delivered in two phases. Of the two the core system that was delivered in 2004 replaced three of the ADF’s aging HF communications systems with a single integrated system consisting of four HF radio stations and two control centres. The recently delivered final system provides greater levels of automation, performance and capability for ADF users, including two generi