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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 Jan 10. Codan announced that it has released its DV AES-256 Encryptor, to further complement the encryption options available across its portfolio of manpack and NGT transceiver systems. Codan’s encryptor supports 256-bit AES encryption with integrated MELPe (Mixed Excitation Linear Predictive enhanced) digital voice. “Codan’s NATO STANAG 4591 MELPe 1200/2400 b/s digital voice also provides a significant improvement in voice quality, vital for mission critical calls, and enables good quality digital voice versus traditional techniques typically used in harsh noisy environments,” said Greg Bell, general manager, HF Military & Security Division, Codan Limited. Codan was recently awarded its first contract incorporating the DV AES-256 Encryptor by a European Partnership for Peace (PfP) customer. All programming of Codan’s DV AES-256 Encryptor can be achieved via the handset or front panel of the transceiver. Codan also provides a PC (Windows™) based Key Management Software (KMS) as a convenient alternative. Supporting programming of the 256-bit AES encryption, 128-bit CES encryption and frequency hopping keys, this allows for a central point of management and distribution of encryption keys. The system encrypts the key set files for additional security, providing the ability, if desired, to only be opened and edited on one computer. For distribution, the Key Fill Software (KFS), which operates from a PC or PDA (Windows Mobile™), can be used for programming. Transceiver information provided in KMS can then be used to program designated transceivers only by matching their electronic serial numbers.
13 Jan 10. The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon Company completed the first free-flight test of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer. The completion of this flight test sets the stage for a critical design review in 2010 and the conclusion of Phase II risk reduction. The MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform. MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles (about 575 statute miles). “Achieving this milestone proves MALD-J has a technology readiness level 7 and sets the stage for the system to enter engineering and manufacturing development,” said Ken Watson, the U.S. Air Force’s MALD program manager. MALD-J recently completed numerous captive carry test missions and a milestone C decision – the decision to go into production – is expected in early 2011.
13 Jan 10. The US Air Force and other military units are turning towards broadcast techniques to deal with the heavy volume of data provided by air force drones deployed over