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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. Intel Corp released a flurry of new computer chips on
Thursday as the tech giant seeks to maintain its dominant position in the PC industry and prepares for an expected boost in demand. The new microprocessors, designed to power desktop and laptop PCs, are the first of a new generation of chips featuring smaller transistors that Intel said will juice performance and improve energy efficiency. Intel released these new chips ahead of arch-foe Advanced Micro Devices, which is not due to field chips featuring the smaller 32-nanometer circuits until
2011. (Source: Reuters)
11 Jan 10. The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has deployed hardened FIPS 140-2-compliant wireless LANs from Aruba Networks.
The FIPS 140-2 system, which will provide AFSOC personnel instant-on and rapidly-deployable Wi-Fi access to classified and unclassified networks, is developed by Aruba’s partner Telos. Personnel of Hurlburt Field-based AFSOC take part in global missions including the precision application of firepower, infiltration, aviation foreign internal defence, exfiltration, resupply and refuelling of SOF operational elements. AFSOC communications and information directorate headquarters director Col. Tony Faughn said wireless was the next logical step in providing lighter and more flexible secure tactical communications. Aruba Federal Solutions general manager Dave Logan said Telos was providing AFSOC with hardened, secure Aruba wireless LANs that can be field deployed in varying configurations based on mission length, force structure and communications requirements.
“Aruba’s resilient, self-healing mesh is ideal for rapid-deployment applications,” Logan said. “Working in conjunction with our adaptive radio management (ARM) technology, mesh enables radio signals to reliably hop from access point to access point without any data cabling.”
Cryptographic security requirements for sensitive but unclassified information is specified by the FIPS 140-2 standard. In the FIPS 140-2 system, the ARM performs automatic compensation for interference, network traffic, and even the types of applications run on the network. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
07 Jan 10. Rosoboronexpert offers upgrades for Kvadrat SAM. Rosoboronexport has made a new upgrade stage for the Kvadrat modernised 2K12M1/2 Kub-M1/2 (NATO: SA-6 Gainful) surface-to-air missile (SAM) system available for export customers, enhancing its flexibility and abilities against multiple targets. The upgrade was developed by the NIIP (Scientific Research Institute for Information) and is essentially an alternative variant of the existing third stage modernisation programme that was displayed in 2004. (Source: Jane’s)
11 Jan 10. True tacti