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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.
16 Nov 10. China has unveiled the first ZDK-03 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft for the Pakistani Air Force (PAF).
The ZDK-03 is a sophisticated AWACS aircraft, which is fitted with advanced sensors and a communications suite. In 2008, the PAF signed a contract with China Electronics Technology Group for the joint development of four ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft configured to Pakistan’s specifications. PAF chief Air Chief Marshall Rao Qamar Suleman said the ZDK-03 AWACS will strengthen the PAF’s capabilities to maintain peace in the region. Suleman said the AWACS was part of the PAF’s overall strategy of transforming itself into a lean and technologically advanced air force. The PAF has also received two of four Saab-2000 AWACs aircraft ordered from Sweden, according to the Pakistan Observer. (Source: airforcetechnology.com)
17 Nov 10. SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is proud to announce the launch of its new Observer surveillance system. Observer can provide troops in remote forward locations with a similar standard of radar and electro-optic surveillance to that available at permanent bases. Troops operating Observer can therefore reduce their reliance on risky and manpower-intensive surveillance perimeters. Instead of multiple soldiers constantly scanning the horizon with man-portable equipment, they can spend more time on duties such as training local troops. The system, which is designed to be quickly packed up and transported by trailer, can also provide long-range situational awareness to halted convoys, which would otherwise have to rely on the shorter-range systems of their escort vehicles. The capabilities provided by Observer were previously limited to permanent bases due to large power requirements that meant regular refuelling. However, Observer’s innovative design allows it to run unsupported for more than 30 days, providing situational awareness to troops in even the most austere locations.
16 Nov 10. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. released a new geospatial product, the National Urban Change Indicator, initially covering the lower 48 U.S. States. Using satellite imagery, the product shows if, and when, an area has undergone a human- induced change sometime in the last 25 years. These changes are generally new or changed construction. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has purchased an agency license.
The product is created using the Correlated Land Change proprietary process developed by MDA over the last three years. (Source: Yahoo!)
18 Nov 10. Scientists and engineers at the internationally acclaimed Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester are developing a conceptual motor design fo