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08 Mar 13. Cassidian has introduced a new-generation jamming system specifically designed to enhance the protection of land vehicles against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs). The multifunctional jammer analyses the signal spectrum around a vehicle and is able to jam the radio signals intended to ignite a roadside bomb in a much more targeted manner and at an earlier stage than previously possible. With the SMARTscout extension, the jamming device can now be used at the same time for signal intelligence, enhancing the comprehensive picture of the signal situation – a task that previously could only be accomplished by relatively complex systems which are difficult to deploy and consume a lot of energy. SMARTscout allows the user to deploy numerous sensors in a crisis area to obtain information on the radio communication situation in less time, bringing enhanced protection and allowing efficient planning of further operations. (Source: Shephard)

13 Mar 13. Allen-Vanguard announced the release of a further application for its software defined, open architecture EQUINOX Electronic Countermeasure system. This new application will provide remote command and control of EQUINOX units from anywhere in the world. This represents a game changer in the way ECM can be used and maintained.
“This is a very exciting development and one that shows the true versatility of a software defined system such as EQUINOX” said Allen-Vanguard CEO, Dennis Morris. The server-based application provides users global access via a web-based interface to deployed EQUINOX assets worldwide. This marks the first known real time Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity of Electronic Countermeasures. With the application, users will not only get full situational awareness of deployed systems but will be able to securely provision and get feedback from all their assets on the ground. Providing real time diagnostics and sending updated waveforms using secure communication protocols will benefit the logistics chain. Dynamically changing protective profiles will be a real boost to deployed Electronic Warfare Coordination Cells as well as headquarters which could be on the far side of the globe.

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.


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