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03 Aug 17. Raytheon Presents Oxley with Supplier Excellence Award. Oxley Group subsidiary Oxley Inc. has received a Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon for its performance in 2016.
Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards programme to recognise suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Oxley Group was one of 45 companies recognised by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 3-star honours.
Oxley manufactures a range of lamps, EMI filters and interconnect for Raytheon at both their Priory Park site in Cumbria, UK, and in Branford, CT, US. The 3-Star award indicates that the Oxley supplier scorecard was at 95% or higher in both delivery and quality.
Oxley Inc. CEO Martin Sloan commented: “We’re delighted to be recognised with this award, Raytheon has a large supplier base and to be selected for the 3-star award puts us in the top 5% of those suppliers in terms of both quality and performance.
“We thank Raytheon for this recognition and we look forward to developing our relationship with them further and continuing to provide world class products that meet their high specification requirements.”
Oxley is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED lighting, night vision products and electronic components, products are in use across worldwide defence platforms to enhance the capability of aircraft, vehicles and vessels. The range includes EMC filters, LED indicator lamps and interconnect products, which are all designed for challenging military applications. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
03 Aug 17. USAF researchers develop new battlefield electronic patient monitoring tool. US Air Force (USAF) researchers have developed a new electronic patient monitoring tool for use on the battlefield.
The new battlefield assisted trauma distributed observation kit (BATDOK) has been designed to allow medics to monitor multiple patients in the field.
It has been developed to meet the challenge of delivering life-saving care in a battlefield environment, the USAF stated.
The software can be used on a smartphone or other mobile device to collect patient information from a wide variety of commercially available sensors approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
USAF 711th Human Performance Wing airman systems directorate in the Warfighter Interface Division official Dr Gregory Burnett said: “BATDOK is a multi-patient, point of injury, casualty tool that assists our human operators and improves care.
“It can be a real-time health status monitoring for multiple patients, a documentation tool, a user-definable medical library, a portal to integrate patient data into their electronic health records, and finally it is interoperable with battlefield digital situation awareness maps, which helps identify the exact location of casualties.”
The BATDOK is claimed to integrate mobile capabilities for airmen in the field.
The tool was validated by pararescue airmen and combat rescue officers that were involved in the design, integration and testing process. Burnett added: “BATDOK was designed to not add any additional burden to battlefield airmen’s tactical ensemble.
“From the beginning, we are designing to enhance capabilities, while aiding their survivability and lethality.
“Being part of the airforce gives us flexibility and first-hand, unfiltered access to operators and perspective on the challenges that airmen face. This is true for both humanitarian and combat missions.
“Being able to observe in person is invaluable and helps us contribute to the overall readiness mission.” (Source: airforce-technology.com)
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