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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.

10 May 10. Pentek, Inc., today announced its Model RTS 2703 Real-Time Recording Instrument, which packs up to 4 Terabytes of removable RAID storage and dual 200 MHz, 16-bit sampling channels into a 4U rack-mount instrument. Both sampling channels use the same start, stop, triggering and clock timing to ensure that the two data sets are fully synchronized. In addition to the data acquisition and recording functions, the instrument forms a complete high-performance Windows XP workstation that can run under standalone operation as well as connect to a gigabit Ethernet network for remote access and control. “This instrument is the first to offer two A/Ds with 16-bit resolution and a 200 MHz sampling rate. It’s ideal for radar, communications and storage applications that need high-speed synchronized recording of multiple data channels,” said Chris Tojeira, recording systems product manager at Pentek. “A single instrument can capture two 90 MHz bandwidth signals and users can easily synchronize multiple instruments to increase channel count for beamforming applications.”

07 May 10. Roke Manor Research today launches the latest addition to its RESOLVE electronic warfare suite. The TriQuad system will extend the capability of Roke’s lightweight man-portable solution by providing dismounted soldiers with a high accuracy DF (direction finding) capability for HF, VHF and UHF frequencies. The TriQuad system is comprised of two antenna elements which when deployed together provide complete coverage between 2MHz to 3GHz. Alternatively, each antenna can be used separately to suit the frequency coverage required for the mission profile. This modular approach gives the end-user the capability to deploy only the equipment required at the time, whilst still maintaining the potential for full coverage if circumstances rapidly change.
Gavin O’Connell, EW Operations Manager at Roke, said: “Roke is focused on maximising flexibility and functionality for troops in the field, and the development of TriQuad reinforces our position as a leading developer of electronic warfare equipment. For many dismounted troops the field of operation changes quickly. Electronic warfare operations in today’s battle space therefore require intuitive, lightweight and rapidly deployable manpack systems to effectively monitor the diverse tactical environment.”

07 May 10. Iridium Communications Inc.’s revolutionary new satellite data transceiver is ready for market one month ahead of schedule and the company is accepting orders. The Iridium 9602™ short burst data (SBD) transceiver is lower cost, smaller and lighter than the company’s previous model, the Iridium 9601™ transceiver. Its new form factor is driving the design of many new global

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