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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.
25 Jun 10. SELEX Sistemi Integrati presents SeaBILLA(Sea Border Surveillance), a new European research and development project. SeaBILLA, proposed to the European Union as a research and development project on maritime and boarders surveillance, has recently obtained a funding of about 15,5 million Euros within the 7° Framework Programme “Security Research Call2”. The Finmeccanica company is leader of a consortium which will manage the 45 month long programme, and will coordinate 26 National and International partners belonging to the industrial and the academic world. The project is compliant with a requirement from the European Union of an integrated maritime policy which, within a few years, is supposed to allow the European Countries to share a common environment of relevant information for the surveillance and control of the European maritime borders. In particular, SeaBILLA aims to demonstrate the possibility to enhance maritime boarder control through the net-centric integration of different kinds of surveillance systems: from space systems for the Earth observation to naval and coastal systems and equipments installed on unmanned or manned air vehicles, up to the most innovative radar systems, such as passive sensors. The project is also expected to examine innovative technologies for data fusion and information elaboration for tracking, classification, identification and automated evaluation of vessels behaviors.
From an operational point of view SeaBILLA will allow a timely and efficient detection of illicit actions both along the coasts and in the open sea, according to the principles of the 7th Framework Programme and of the Security Call itself whose main scope is the achievement of effective improvements of Security in Europe. SELEX Sistemi Integrati’s leadership in SeaBILLA is perfectly coherent with its mission of architect and Large systems integrator. The company is the design authority and prime contractor for the design and manufacturing of large and complex systems, by using its own and the other Finmeccanica companies’ products and capabilities.
17 Jun 10. SwRI gets a fix on low-profile vehicle DF antenna set. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has revealed a new low-profile direction-finding (DF) antenna set designed for ground vehicles in a move that reflects the institute’s recent focus on developing lighter weight, lower-profile systems for vehicle-mounted, wearable and backpack applications. The system, designated AVM-375, has been engineered to overcome the challenges of identifying and locating the source of communications signals from a vehicle-mounted transportable DF system on the move. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
29 Jun 10. Northrop Grumman has unveiled its late