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16 May 12. Oxley Developments have developed a new range of 8mm mounting low profile sealed LED indicators in response to existing customer feedback and market demand. The key feature of the new CLH range is the IP68 sealing, enabling the indicators to perform reliably in hostile environments. The new indicators are easily adapted from the standard non-voltage aluminium body finish to accommodate voltage operation from 5vdc/vac to 28vdc/vac and mains voltage from 110vac to 230vac. There are standard intensity, high intensity and NVIS Friendly variants available, with optional body finishes in chromate and black anodized. For ease of assembly both LED pin terminations and flying leads are available. An ideal replacement for JANTEX hermetic sealed indicators, the CLH Low Profile range is the ideal solution.
25 Jun 12. The advanced patented Echoscope┬« 3-D imaging sonar, produced by Coda Octopus Group Inc., has been selected by Lockheed Martin for a new fleet of autonomous subsea inspection vehicles. Echoscope┬« provides the Marlin™ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with the unique sensory inputs that enable the construction of real-time 3-D models of structures up to 1,000ft deep regardless of water clarity. The Marlin™ AUV is undergoing final development testing and is planned for introduction to the market later this year. Benefits of utilizing the Echoscope┬« for subsea inspection operations include increased productivity, unsurpassed data density and enhanced operational safety in complex environments. The sensor was selected based on its unique ability to provide real-time point cloud images of underwater environments.(Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)

21 Jun 12. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the successful demonstration of the company’s Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) in an electronic warfare (EW) range concept test that took place at the U.S. Naval Station Everett Annex in Pacific Beach, Wash. During the demonstration, the JTE successfully engaged an E/A-18G Growler Electronic Attack Squadron from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. The JTE allowed the squadron to train against the most sophisticated threats found on the modern EW battlefield and proved that the area can successfully support EW communications equipment and activity.
“Utilization of equipment such as the Joint Threat Emitter enables the Navy to provide the most realistic training for its combat aircrews, while providing significant cost savings to the squadrons located at Whidbey Island,” said Joe Downie, site director of Northrop Grumman’s Amherst Systems business unit. The JTE is a mobile air defense threat simulator that enables aircrews to train in threat environments matching actual combat conditions. JTE offers “true” warfighter training and provides a modern, reactive battlespace war environment designed to help train military personnel to identify and effectively counter enemy missile or artillery threats. A multithreat, high-fidelity simulator with realistic effective radiated power levels, the JTE simulates both single- and double-digit surface-to-air and anti-aircraft artillery radar systems and accurately trains combat aircrews to defeat or avoid integrated air defense systems around the world in a war-like training environment.

22 Jun 12. Boeing’s family of advanced beyond line-of-sight terminals (FAB-T) system has successfully demonstrated its end-to-end communication capability with the advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) satellite during the first on-orbit testing at Boeing’s Systems Integration Lab in Huntington Beach, US. During the testing, conducted since late last year up to February 2012, a Block 8 FAB-T enabled the AEHF SV-1 satellite to complete both extended-data-rate (XDR) and low-data-rate (LDR) communications. The LDR and XDR data was then exchanged with the single channel anti-jam ma

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