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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.
15 Apr 11. The Rockwell Collins ARC-210 Gen5 radio has successfully completed the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) satellite communications testing, a first step in providing a communication solution with networking capability for airborne platforms. The milestone supports the NAVAIR Common Avionics Program Office (PMA-209) Procurement Decision, which will provide U.S. Navy production aircraft the ability to procure ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radios on the NAVAIR Production contract. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio also recently received National Security Agency (NSA) certification, enabling it to comply with the NSA’s cryptographic modernization initiative. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio is the first military airborne transceiver to provide a modern, embedded, fully programmable information security capability. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio provides a form and fit replacement for existing ARC-210 radios, which are currently installed on 182 different platform types worldwide. It supports the NSA’s cryptographic modernization initiative and features a software defined Multi-Waveform Architecture, which is an optimized Software Communications Architecture, embedded programmable next generation crypto and extended frequencies to 941 MHz. In addition, the Gen5 radio will providethe Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) UHF data link capability and will support insertion of Tactical Secure Voice (TSV), Integrated Waveform, Combat Net Radio and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities.
20 Apr 11. Rockwell Collins today celebrated the delivery of the first production ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radio to the U.S. military during a ceremony held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids. The ARC-210 Gen5 is the first-to-market airborne radio that provides software-defined networking capabilities and cryptographic modernization features for airborne platforms.
“The Gen5 radio is the first airborne radio to provide all armed services with the ability to meet the NSA’s cryptographic modernization initiative,” said Bruce King, vice president and general manager of Communication Products for Rockwell Collins. “The Gen5 retains all prior generation form, fit and functionality, while enabling new capabilities, such as crucial networking waveforms starting with the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), to connect air and ground assets.”
“The advanced capabilities of the ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radio will provide warfighters with unprecedented levels of connectivity, resulting in greater mission effectiveness and survivability,” commented U.S. Navy Capt. Ralph Portnoy, program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209). The ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radio provides a replacement for existing ARC-210 radios,