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22 Dec 22. Thales Australia, Sydney Uni partner to pursue transformative technology. The prime has extended its long-term partnership with the University of Sydney to undertake research and development of advanced solutions for defence, cyber, space and aerospace.
Beginning in 2017, the pair signed a memorandum of understanding to partner on the research and development of emerging technologies for eventual use within Thales’ business.
Throughout the engagement, key areas of focus have included big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
According to the prime, the recent iteration of the partnership is expected to broaden their cooperation in activities including the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub on intelligent robotic systems for real-time asset management and research on space-based object detection and tracking within the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre.
Further areas of collaboration also include research and development on autonomous mine counter measures with the Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre and development of optical components for communications applications.
Under the agreement, the defence prime has supported PhD programs in aerospace, mechanical and mechatronic engineering and electrical and information engineering, and has provided an array of industry placements.
The new agreement was signed at a ceremony with Professor Emma Johnston, deputy vice-chancellor (research), and Thales Australia and New Zealand chief executive officer Jeff Connolly.
“Over the previous five years, we have not only delivered some tremendous research outcomes, including application in support of key defence capabilities,” Dr John Best, chief technical officer at Thales Australia and New Zealand, said.
“We have also developed teams who are skilled in identifying the research challenge in practical problems and able to plan and execute a research program to deliver real impact to our customers and end users. We will further build this capability to strengthen our collaborative impact.”
(Source: Defence Connect)
Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley offer a range of Military Marine NVG friendly LED lighting that includes navigation lights and controls, flight deck landing lights and interior compartment lighting. Our lighting products are used by Navies around the world including our own Royal Navy on UK Aircraft Carriers, Canadian Frigates, Swedish Submarines, Australian Surface vessels and Submarines, on board French Naval Carriers and in Naval Gun Turrets.
The technology is extremely energy efficient and built robustly, with proven long life. The lighting is NVG friendly, dimmable and programmable to allow for operations with aircraft pilots using military night vision goggles. They offer superior design giving high reliability for the most demanding environments with high sealing and the ability to meet the most stringent EMC standards.
Oxley are proud to say that we are working in partnership with SeaKing to enable a control panel to be offered with our LED Navigation Lighting. All of Oxley navigation lights have been specifically developed for vessels over 50 metres.
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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.