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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.
22 Oct 10. Harris Corporation and ITT Corporation are collaborating to accelerate the fielding of the Soldier Radio Waveform, a central piece of the U.S. Department of Defense vision for a networked digital battlefield. Harris and ITT have successfully exchanged voice and data between the Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack and ITT’s Soldier Radio development model using the specified SRW Version 1.01.1C. This is the first time that independently developed tactical radios have interoperated using open-standard wideband JTRS technology. Both the AN/PRC-117G and ITT’s Soldier Radio were developed under the JTRS Enterprise Business Model, which is designed to spur innovation in tactical communications. Harris’ rapid implementation demonstrates the portability of SRW. The Soldier Radio Waveform is being developed to serve as a standard for wideband tactical communications for the U.S. Department of Defense. SRW will deliver voice, data, and high-bandwidth networking capabilities to forces at the tactical edge. Following the success of the exercise, Harris plans to conduct additional testing to include additional SRW features, such as communications security and SRW Network Manager integration. The company is integrating SRW into the AN/PRC-117G manpack, with release expected next summer. The Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the first wideband manpack radio system with a JTRS-certified Software Communications Architecture and NSA Type-1 certified information security. The radio’s wideband architecture enables applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice, and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks such as SIPRNet, providing warfighters and field commanders with critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller, lighter and more capable than legacy units. The ITT Soldier Radio is a next generation of software-defined wideband communication capability for the dismounted soldier that provides dynamic ad hoc networked voice and data under all combat conditions. This Soldier Radio leverages on the maturity of ITT-developed SRW—with several years of field experiments, demonstrations and tests, including the most recent 36-node test at Fort Dix—and ITT’s advanced technology optimized for low size, weight, power and cost. ITT’s insertion of advanced hardware has enabled simplified portability and higher waveform performance. Given the proven maturity, scalability and performance of SRW, and the ubiquity of SRW in the Army’s architecture, the ITT Soldier Radio will enable the warfighter to achieve an affordable network centric capability for the dismounted Soldier. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)
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