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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.
08 Jun 11. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced connectorized, high power filters for military, homeland security, airborne and high-end commercial transceiver applications. These smaller, lighter and more portable solutions offer customers significant design benefits and flexibility when compared to the more traditional and much larger metallic-cavity filters. In addition, Skyworks’ designs offer less overall dimensions, resulting in significant space savings where high power filtering is a requirement. The combined U.S. market for homeland security products and services – purchased by federal, state and local governments, the intelligence community and the private sector – will increase from $69bn in 2010 to $84bn in 2014, representing a compounded annual growth rate of 5.1 percent, according to the Homeland Security Research Corporation report. State and local spending ranks first with 23.7 percent of the overall market, while the U.S. Defense Department ranks second with 22.5 percent and the Department of Homeland Security ranks third with 18.3 percent of total spending. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
09 Jun 11. GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the ADEPT3000 miniature rugged automatic video tracker. Easily integrated using standard or custom format carrier cards, saving time, effort and cost and minimizing program risk, it has been optimized to per¬form real-time detection and tracking across the full range of military and aerospace electro-optical system applications. Designed for the detection and surveillance of a moving object, the ADEPT3000 is small (34mm x 24mm – approximately the size of a microprocessor), light weight (around six grams) and consumes minimal power (~1 watt) so that it can be deployed in highly confined spaces such as small unmanned aerial vehicles or man-portable devices, or simply integrated directly into a gimbal. Whether integrated in air-to-ground, ground-to-ground, ground-to-air or naval electro-optical systems, the new improved algorithms at the heart of the ADEPT3000 provide effective detection and tracking. Improved ability to distinguish between an object and the background is accomplished through the use of innovative technologies such as an advanced signature-based pre-processor for rejecting clutter and an automatic tracking engine.
09 Jun 11. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the development and demonstration of a new aircraft self-protection system processor that is specifically designed to meet the rigors of the military rotary-wing environment. This miniaturized processor identifies, tracks and defeats the threat of infrared missiles launched against rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. Part of the company’s U.S. Army Common Infrared Countermea