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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.
18 May 11. Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected to develop a new type of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) gyroscope technology for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Microscale Rate Integrating Gyroscope program. The MEMS technology developed by Northrop Grumman and Georgia Tech during the initial 12-month award period will form the basis for a micro resonator gyro capable of achieving navigation grade performance. Utilizing a new MEMS fabrication process, the Northrop Grumman-led team will produce a proof-of-concept micro gyro that can perform as well as current silicon MEMS devices in a smaller size, lighter weight and lower power package.
“The new micro-fabrication process that Northrop Grumman and Georgia Tech are developing for this program is truly groundbreaking,” said Charles Volk, vice president and chief technology officer of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division. “It will enable us to move navigation technology forward by creating miniature gyros which can be utilized on a variety of applications, from unmanned vehicles to hand-held devices.”
DARPA’s Microscale Rate Integrating Gyroscope program seeks to develop miniature navigation grade gyros for use in personal navigation, unmanned vehicle navigation, GPS denied/challenged locations, and other size and power constrained applications requiring precision navigation. Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Georgia Tech, was awarded a research and development contract for the preliminary design, development and testing of micro-resonator devices.
19 May 11. SitaWare Headquarters and WebCOP deployed in Afghanistan19 May 2011. Following successful trials at home, The Swedish Armed Forces have just deployed Systematic Defence products, SitaWare Headquarters and SitaWare WebCOP, as a part of their ISAF C2-platform. Swedish Armed Forces supporting ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Photograph by Combat Camera/Swedish Armed Forces © 2011The Swedish Armed Forces participate in the Afghanistan mission as part of Regional Command North situated in Mazar-e Sharif, with a current troop contribution of 500 soldiers. The build-up for deployment of the Swedish C2-system in Afghanistan started back mid 2010, with early planning, followed by intense tests and initial deployment in April 2011. The initial installation of SitaWare Headquarters 4.9 will provide the Swedish Armed Forces with MIP interoperability, an essential part of ISAF technical requirements, as well as COP and planning capability. SitaWare WebCOP is used for track distribution, including NFFI presentation in SitaWare Headquarters. Systematic is immensely proud of being able to provide the Swed