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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.
07 Feb 11. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the integration of all subsystems of the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system. This first, complete G/ATOR system is currently undergoing system-level integration and performance testing to include live target testing at the company’s Electronic Systems sector engineering and manufacturing complex adjacent to the Baltimore Washington International Marshall Airport. G/ATOR’s subsystems include the Radar Equipment Group (REG), the Communications Equipment Group (CEG) and the Power Equipment Group (PEG). The heart of the AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR system, the REG consists of the advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna and all associated control and processing electronics mounted on a lightweight tactical trailer. The REG, CEG and PEG have all undergone subsystem integration and testing. Live target testing, which is currently taking place, will provide an added measure of confidence that G/ATOR performs as required against a wide array of target types and sizes, speeds, ranges and trajectories.
04 Feb 11. Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team Program Decisions Announced. The Department of the Army announced today that it decided to continue low-rate initial production of two elements of the Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team (E-IBCT) program — the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and tactical network system. The E-IBCT investment of network technologies and software provide a foundation for growth of the Army’s tactical network. The Army will no longer pursue the Unattended Ground Sensors and the Class 1 Unmanned Air System elements of the program. The Army will transition the procurement of small unmanned ground vehicles and tactical network systems to program executive offices with primary responsibility for these systems. An E-IBCT acquisition decision memorandum, signed by the under secretary of defense (acquisition, technology and logistics) on Feb. 3, 2011, formalized this decision. The Army developed the E-IBCT program in an effort to accelerate fielding of key network and sensor capabilities. This decision allows the Army to pursue an acquisition approach enabling the continued development of the tactical network. The Army remains committed to providing soldiers with the most effective equipment available. These standards require diligent and informed choices as systems are evaluated, tested and fielded in support of this goal. The decision to conclude the E-IBCT program and shift the remaining elements to other program offices carefully balances military utility, system performance, and affordability with the immediate needs of our warfighters.
02 Feb 11. Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems announced th