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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.
21 Sep 10. Lockheed Martin’s Savi Technology today announced the first-of-its-kind technology device that can switch from satellite or terrestrial wireless systems to continuously monitor the location and condition of shipments anywhere and at anytime. Called the Portable In-Transit Tracking Unit (PITU), the new-generation device about the size of a digital video recorder connects communications among Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices, GPS location and SatCom systems, global cellular networks and sensors that detect environmental and security changes. Developed over the past year, the first PITU systems have been purchased and shipped to several NATO defense forces in support of the International Security Assistance Force, formed by the United Nations to help stabilize activities in Afghanistan. PITU was developed in response to customer requirements to automatically track the whereabouts and condition of both cargo containers and their contents, whether in range of land-based tracking systems or in more remote locations such as deserts or oceans where there is no tracking infrastructure. Three-way communications enables PITU to capture location data from GPS and RFID-tagged supplies inside the container and transmit that information to either ground-based RFID or telecommunications networks or to Iridium satellite Short Burst Data systems. PITU leverages the best available system depending on the cargo’s location and customer needs. The ability to provide three-way communications between wireless systems and the hardware devices ensures that accurate, real-time information provides “ground truth” on the status of in-transit shipments. NATO has tested and validated the Portable In-Transit Tracking solution through various communications modes by monitoring container shipments throughout more than 10 European countries. The solution is tailored for NATO nations supporting coalition shipments where there is no cellular communications, such as through Pakistan, Afghanistan or for organizations supporting United Nations’ goodwill or disaster relief missions. PITU is designed to improve the safety and security of high-value or sensitive shipments – such as medical supplies, hazardous materials and ammunition – by minimizing the high cost of correcting unplanned events such as delays and misroutes or critical system failures. Developed along with Vari-Trac, a satellite communications technology provider, PITU beams real-time information to the Savi SmartChain™ software platform for managing assets, shipments and consignments.
06 Oct 10. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the successful installation and activation of a new, upgraded air traffic control (ATC) voice switch capability at th