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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.
01 Jun 11. Using advanced, multi-level security intelligence sharing technologies, Lockheed Martin enabled members of the “Five Eyes” international consortium (United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand) to securely share intelligence of dissimilar classifications during the recent Empire Challenge Joint Forces exercise. The end to end processing, dissemination, and exploitation of non-traditional intelligence data was also demonstrated using fully operational products built on the new Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise framework.
“What we demonstrated at Empire Challenge was the art of the possible,” said Jim Quinn, vice president for C4ISR Systems with Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS-Defense. “The demand for better, quicker intelligence sharing between our allies has never been more important than it is today. By leveraging our expertise in secure intelligence processing we provided “Five Eyes” nations access to real-time intelligence from classified and unclassified networks.” Quinn went on to say that building enterprise grade services and applications “that are affordable and reusable provide benefit to more than any single cadre of users.”
Currently, coalition access to intelligence from the global Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) sites (which process, correlate and disseminate intelligence feeds from air, ground and sea-based assets) is limited solely to U.S. force collaborators, or requires utilization of high level cross-domain guard solutions, both of which inhibit seamless intelligence sharing between multi-national forces.
Operating at multiple locations including Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Fort Huachuca, Ariz., in an environment replicating that of Afghanistan, the team demonstrated capabilities that managed vast amounts of high definition video and intelligence data spanning multiple security domains using Lockheed Martin’s Trusted Manager (TMAN) data guard. Then, employing soon-to-be-fielded next generation intelligence sharing technology developed for the DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB), the team enabled U.S. and “Five Eyes” coalition partners to readily access intelligence data and video from classified and unclassified networks among multi-national partners. Current access to operational DIB data is limited to only U.S. forces, requiring a cross-domain secure guard to enable U.S. and coalition collaboration. Lockheed Martin’s development and employment of the latest generation of DIB technology within the DCGS Enterprise verifies data classification tags against user security credentials before allowing them access to data. This trusted computing layer enacts authentication and authorization access controls to enable coalition partners to discover