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01 Sep 11. Altran Praxis, the international systems and software house specialising in the design, development and assurance of high integrity systems, has been approved for Associate Membership of Niteworks. Established in 2003, Niteworks brings the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Industry together under unique commercial arrangements in order to help the MoD make better and faster decisions to maximise UK Armed Forces capability around the world.
03 Sep 11. The Australian Navy’s new anti-ship missile defence radar system has been released for initial operational use after achieving outstanding results from the trial of the system off the coast of Australia and Hawaii. The new multi-phased array radar system has been installed on the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth. The radar identifies, tracks and guides missiles to multiple targets at the same time. Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare inspected the radar at work on-board HMAS Perth while it was conducting training exercises off the coast of Western Australia. HMAS Perth is the lead ship in this project. Following the successful testing of the system on this ship, the Government will soon make a decision about upgrading the other seven Anzac-class frigates.
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.