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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.

05 Jul 11. Systematic launched a range of packaged professional services to assist customers with the conception, deployment and management of Command and Control (C2) systems. Systematic Professional Services compliments the off-the-shelf SitaWare C2 and IRIS interoperability software suites, and has been created to embrace the entire lifecycle of a C2 system: from initial design, installation and adaptation to familiarisation, operation and through life capability management.
“Our experts have provided specialist C2 consultancy to army, navy and air force customers in over 40 countries for over 25-years,” says Karen Søndergaard, Vice President Business Development & Operations, “From our experience in directing entire projects, to providing specific advice for particular phases, we have found that our customers face very similar challenges. This is why we have created our packaged services, so that customers can purchase professional expertise at a fixed price.” Implementing a C2 system requires strong change management skills, and
Systematic Professional Services assist customers through each phase of planning, installation and maintenance. The full range of packaged services takes hardware and software into account, as well as legacy systems, doctrine, operational procedures and interoperability.
The packaged services ensure that everything is integrated efficiently so that armed forces not only gain valuable benefits expected from a modern C2 system, but also avoid costly mistakes, pitfalls and difficulties throughout the entire lifecycle of the project.

05 Jul 11. The US Army has placed safety restrictions on its new T-11 advanced tactical parachute system and has not recommended it for operational use until additional tests are completed by the Airborne Test Board. The officials at the Pathfinder School of Fort Benning, Georgia, US, were not convinced with the published wind drift offset factors for the parachute calculated by the air force. US Army Soldier protection and individual equipment programme manager Colonel William Cole said, “PEO Soldier will support the Maneuver Center of Excellence … in conducting tests to either confirm the air force’s calculated factors or develop new wind drift offset factors for the T-11.” The parachute will be used to conduct single-ship or multiship airborne operations. The Army Times has reported army officials as saying that the T-11 is expected to replace all conventional parachutes in about five years. (Source: armytechnology.com)

05 Jul 11. Lockheed Martin completed on-schedule a System Design Review (SDR) for the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIIB satellite increment under the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III program. GPS III w

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