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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.
19 Nov 09. First test for record solar plane. The prototype of a solar-powered plane destined for a record round-the-world journey has made its first trip across a runway. On Thursday, the plane covered at least 2km at speeds of up to five knots on the landing strip in Switzerland. This week saw the Solar Impulse plane outside its hangar for the first time, with tests of its motors and computer. As wide as a jumbo jet but weighing just 1,500 kg, it will be piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard. The plane’s maiden flight is scheduled for February, and a final version will attempt to cross the Atlantic in 2012. Thursday’s “taxiing” test was carried out with a security trolley device under the cockpit to protect the craft in case the landing gears broke. But Friday’s test will be carried out without this device. The team will also try to double the speed to 10 knots. A spokesperson for Solar Impulse said the first runway test went just as planned. “It was just fantastic today. We are very excited about it,” she told BBC News. Today’s activities are designed to give the test pilot a feel for how the plane moves on the ground. (Source: BBC)
17 Nov 09. Elbit Systems Ltd. unveiled SPoC, the first ruggedized and secure Push-to-Talk (PTT) over cellular solution at the Milipol 2009 exhibition, set to take place in Paris (booth # 13J030) from November 17 to the 20, 2009. Designed to provide military personnel, field agents and first responders with reliable and secure communications at all times, SPoC is rapidly deployable, independent of the service provider and utilizes existing infrastructure wherever possible. SPoC fully exploits PTT’s ability to broadcast messages and alerts to large groups. The SPoC solution comprises an encryption gateway and security management console used in conjunction with a ruggedized handset – the SnapTT. Jointly developed by Elbit Systems and Sonim Technologies, the SnapTT is a ruggedized GSM phone that is IEC IP-54 certified, water-resistant and MIL-Spec approved, capable of withstanding the extreme conditions typical of rescue and tactical operations. The SnapTT includes a built-in GPS and is capable of withstanding shock-drops of up to three meters. Designed to withstand uni-directional water projections and exposure, the SnapTT has a temperature operating range from -20°C to +60°C. The SnapTT is equipped with a high-performance voice security solution ensuring minimal voice latency. The device also includes data encryption and authentication technology to ensure a secure path for GPS coordinates and data files.
23 Nov 09. Cobham’s HeliSAS two-axis helicopter stability and autopilot system has received its first Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the US