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22 Apr 21. Honeywell Launches Ultra-Rugged Inertial Measurement Units For Commercial, Military Customers. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has launched a new series of miniature inertial measurement units that are ruggedized to offer best-in-class accuracy along with the durability to survive high-shock environments. Roughly the size of a water bottle cap, the new HG1125 and HG1126 inertial measurement units (IMUs) are low-cost and serve both commercial and military applications.
This new family of IMUs can survive shocks up to 40,000 G-force, making it one of Honeywell’s toughest IMU products to date. These IMUs can be used for a variety of defense and commercial applications such as tactical military needs, drilling, unmanned aerial vehicles or navigation systems for general aviation aircraft.
“Low-cost, ultra-rugged IMUs are in high demand across a variety of market segments where customers need high-performance navigation, but they’re limited by size or cost constraints,” said Matt Picchetti, vice president and general manager, Navigation & Sensors, Honeywell Aerospace. “Our new HG1125 and HG1126 products meet all of these requirements, making them an ideal solution for customers operating in a wide variety of high-shock environments, including everything from military tactical operations to industrial applications like drilling.”
An IMU uses gyroscopes, accelerometers and electronics to give precise rotation and acceleration data. This enables a vehicle system to calculate where it is, what direction it is going, and at what speed, even when GPS signals are not available. The HG1125 and HG1126 use sensors based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology to precisely measure motion.
The HG1125 and HG1126 are the newest IMUs from Honeywell’s tactical IMU production facility, which delivers nearly 100,000 IMUs each year to customers across a wide range of segments. The first deliveries of these new products are set to begin in June 2021.
Honeywell’s lineage in navigation dates to the 1920s, and it has long been a pioneer in MEMS-based IMUs. Honeywell has developed and manufactured high-performance navigation solutions found on many aircraft and other vehicles worldwide.
(Source: PR Newswire)
22 Apr 21. AI leaders: DoD must be more transparent with startups. The U.S. Department of Defense needs to be more transparent and communicative with nontraditional companies to bring in their innovative technologies, artificial intelligence experts said April 21 at the C4ISRNET Conference.
That requires the department to more accurately and clearly articulate its requirements in solicitations or through public events.
“The limits of our language mean the limits of our world,” said Air Force Maj. Mike Kanaan, director of operations at the USAF-MIT AI Accelerator. “If you weren’t being precise with your language, how can somebody who hasn’t traditionally worked with you, or doesn’t sit in your niche business really understand what it is you’re saying?”
Officials across the Pentagon recognize that the technologies that the department needs to stay competitive in the coming decades aren’t under development by traditional defense primes, but instead will come from startup companies, often in Silicon Valley. But the problem remains that the Pentagon’s acquisition process takes too long for startups, which need cash to stay afloat.
That’s the experience at the Defense Innovation Unit, the department’s Silicon Valley-based startup outreach arm. Many businesses that that organization works with are “incredibly lean” and haven’t established federal sales teams, according to Sarah Pearson, commercial executive for artificial intelligence and machine learning at the DIU.
“For them, it’s all about ROI [return on investment], where they put their time and what’s the output for that time,” Pearson said. “Even with companies that they … want to further the national security mission, and they have these altruistic or patriotic ambitions, they can’t sacrifice private sector growth. They can’t sacrifice that revenue.”
One step that the department can take is to say “yes or no” to smaller companies sooner, instead of leaving them in a cloud of uncertainty for a long time. DIU strives to respond to startups’ proposals within 30 days, Pearson said, part of an effort to keep the DoD-startup “ecosystem” healthy.
“There’s a piece on transparency and communication that will keep that ecosystem healthy and keep industry interested in participating,” she said.
DIU’s outreach to commercial industry is growing as well, according to its 2020 annual report. Last year, it received an average of 41 proposals across 23 solicitations last year — 50 percent higher than in 2019.
While DoD officials continue to grapple with how to attract and sustain nontraditional contractors for projects, Kanaan noted a positive example in the department’s Small Business Innovation Research program, which gives smaller companies research and development funding. The program helps companies better understand the department and its technological needs, he said.
Just because the department is trying to draw in more innovations from smaller companies, that doesn’t mean it will abandon traditional contractors, Kanaan said.
“It just means that the value proposition of bringing commercially relevant, interoperable deliveries has such a renewed vigor and emphasis, and I think that’s a good thing. The whole system should be working to bring us up to the most contemporary tech releases,” he said.
(Source: glstrade.com/C4ISR & Networks)
22 Apr 21. Chinese firm claims new stealth drone may rival US Air Force’s B-21 Raider.
- Zhongtian Feilong has made a prototype it says could be used for precision strikes and as part of a swarm for surveillance
- Developer says it is close to the American aircraft on speed, attack range, payload and stealth but cheaper to make and could last longer
A Chinese Drone maker says it has manufactured a prototype unmanned stealth aircraft that it claims could rival the B-21 Raider being developed for the US Air Force. Zhongtian Feilong Intelligent Technology, based in Xian, said in a statement on its WeChat social media account on Tuesday that the Feilong-2 – or Flying Dragon-2 – prototype had recently been completed. It said the multirole high-subsonic unmanned aerial vehicle could be used for precision strikes on key assets such as enemy command centres, military airstrips and aircraft carriers.
The Feilong-2 could also be used with a swarm of drones to carry out reconnaissance and surveillance, a saturation attack or damage assessment, the statement said.
It is designed to identify targets using optical and active radars in difficult weather conditions, and stealth features include a special coating to reduce reflection.
The drone has an internal payload capacity of 6 tonnes and an operating range of 7,000km (4,350 miles) and it can be flown at an altitude of 49,000 feet. The aircraft can fly at up to 780km/h.
According to its developer, the Chinese drone comes close to Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider in terms of speed, attack range, payload and stealth capabilities – but Zhongtian Feilong claims its unmanned aircraft is cheaper to produce and is expected to last longer.
“This means the American B-21 has already fallen behind, even before it enters service,” the statement said.
The B-21 Raider is an advanced, very long-range, heavy-payload stealth strategic bomber that will be able to deliver both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. It is expected to enter service around 2026.
China’s new typhoon-tracking drone successfully tested during storm off Hainan
The US Air Force plans to retire its B-1B long-range supersonic conventional bombers to make way for the B-21s. The B-1Bs have been used for missions including reconnaissance over the South China Sea and near Chinese airspace, according to Beijing-based think tank the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative. Zhongtian Feilong’s other drones include an unmanned attack aircraft, long-range reconnaissance aircraft and a fixed-wing light small drone, according to China Aerospace Studies Institute in the US. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/ https://www.scmp.com/news)
21 Apr 21. Mercury Pioneers Ground-Breaking Rappid Application-Ready Spectrum Processing Platform to Support Full-Spectrum Superiority Modular, open-design approach enables users to develop once, deploy everywhere. Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, today launched the ground-breaking Rappid™ spectrum processing platform, an innovative, modular open system architecture designed to dramatically accelerate the development of a wide range of electronic warfare (EW), signal intelligence and software-defined radio applications. This scalable application-ready platform reduces integration costs, extends system lifecycles, and enables fast deployment of new technologies, all critical elements to remain relevant against evolving adversary threats.
“Customers have been asking for an open, modular solution that would enable them to quickly deploy the latest EW technology where it’s needed most,” said Mark Bruington, vice president and general manager, Mercury Spectrum Systems. “Our new open-architecture ‘develop once, deploy anywhere’ Rappid platform decouples the hardware from the software similar to how smartphone apps are designed to run on multiple smartphone models. This ground-breaking approach enables users to quickly port new software to their existing subsystems in order to counter near-peer EMS threats. It’s another big step in Mercury’s commitment to making commercial technology profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense.”
“Swift deployment of new technologies is essential to winning a nation-state competition,” said Dr. Bill Conley, Mercury’s chief technology officer. “Through leveraging commercial technology, our Rappid platform enables the democratization of innovation between industry and government in a new way that dramatically reduces the amount of time the military must wait to receive upgraded capabilities. This transformative innovation supports our national objectives articulated in the DoD’s 2020 Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Superiority Strategy by improving the agility of our systems. It’s a revolutionary leap-ahead advance essential to defeating adversary hypersonic weapons, enabling Joint All Domain Command and Control, as well as rapidly upgrading the DoD’s strategic multi-mission platforms.”
Current EW systems are typically designed and developed with custom hardware, firmware, and software. As new technology becomes available, the upgrade process can be cumbersome and costly, as each new design requires new software development from scratch. In contrast, Rappid empowers system developers to run the same software and firmware on different hardware implementations, enabling quick upgrades across a broad range of EW systems in order to deliver operationally-relevant capabilities when and where they are needed. Mercury is continuing to expand the Rappid environment by adding new partners and capabilities, bringing the latest technology to mission-critical applications. Early collaboration with third-party system developers has already begun with the Virginia Tech Hume Center for National Security and Technology followed by an early adopter, the Jammer Technique Optimization team (JATO), out of the Point Mugu Naval Air Station. Mercury envisions, creates and delivers innovative technology solutions purpose-built to meet its customers most pressing high-tech needs.
20 Apr 21. Crystal Group, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, announced today their new family of next-gen Crystal Group FORCETM (FG2) PCIe Gen4-enabled rugged servers. Designed for optimal performance in the most unpredictable and remote environments, the FG2 servers deliver ultra-low latency and parallel processing to maximize real-time speed and accuracy of demanding computational workloads, including sensor fusion, unmanned systems, communication, and intelligence.
With an unprecedented 64 lanes of PCIe Gen4 per CPU the newly released 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors—code-named “Ice Lake”—provide built-in artificial intelligence (AI) acceleration with Intel® Deep Learning Boost, allowing the FG2 motherboards to support either single- or dual-socket P+ CPUs. This new architecture increases both the system’s core-per-watt capability and memory bandwidth with up to eight 3200MHz DDR4 channels.
The FG2 family also includes two new GPU-ready servers designed to enable AI and machine learning (ML). The two variants—a 2U equipped with four NVIDIA Tensor Core T4s and a 3U with two NVIDIA Tensor Core A100 GPUs—provide options to right size the hardware to a customer’s specific AI/ML application. A 1U version is in development.
“By combining PCIe Gen4-equipped motherboards with multiple NVIDIA GPUs in a single server, these GPU-ready servers elevate the real-time capabilities and accuracy of edge AI/ML,” said Jim Shaw, executive vice president of Engineering for Crystal Group. “What’s more, their unique chassis designs address the significant heat and thermal challenges generated from housing this much compute power in a single unit.”
Along with the increased core count, speed and performance packed into the compact FG2 footprint, these servers boast enhanced storage, increased memory capacity, and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon processor cybersecurity features such as, advanced encryption standard (AES), total memory encryption, and software guard extensions (SGX).
“Crystal Group invented the first rugged server designed specifically to meet the harsh demands of forward-deployed, austere environments in 2006,” said Shaw, “As the needs and opportunities to move heavy compute applications from data centers to the front lines, we continuously apply our expertise to redefine the latest high-performance rugged compute solutions with an unmatched level of ruggedization, power, speed, accuracy and customization to meet the evolving needs of our government and industrial customers.”
At the forefront of innovation, Crystal Group leads the industry in providing scalable, reliable and secure solutions that keep pace with the ever-changing demands of its served markets and enable success for its customers. Contact Crystal Group to learn how FG2 can help you achieve your compute and AI objectives.
About Crystal Group, Inc.
Crystal Group, Inc. is a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializing in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. A small employee-owned business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with integrated solutions that bring seamless, real-time artificial intelligence, autonomy and cybersecurity to demanding edge applications.
Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards, including MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, and MIL-S-901, and are backed by a five-plus-year warranty. All products are manufactured in the company’s facility, certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D quality management standards.
20 Apr 21. NAVAIR teams completes PALS certification on Queen Elizabeth. A team from the US Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR’s) Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office (PMA-213) has completed certification of the precision approach and landing system (PALS) fitted to the UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of the ship’s first operational deployment in late May. The PALS includes the AN/SPN-41B instrument carrier landing system (ICLS), previously supplied under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case, and the AN/USN-3 joint precision and approach landing system (JPALS) system. JPALS has been installed on board as a US asset to support the embarkation of F-35B aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA -211) as part of the forthcoming Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) deployment.
Early phases of the PALS installation were supported remotely by the Naval Air Warfare Center Webster Outlying Field (NAWCAD WOLF) Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATC&LS) Division. Once the initial installation activities were completed, the NAWCAD WOLF team travelled to the United Kingdom in early February to finalise the installation.
The NAWCAD WOLF team was joined by members of Naval Test Wing Atlantic ATC&LS Test Branch, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX 23) to complete the at-sea portion of the certification during March. The ATC&LS Test Branch is the certification authority for all US ships: in this specific case, it took on a similar role for the US-owned JPALS installed on board Queen Elizabeth, while also supporting certification recommendations for FMS installed systems. (Source: Jane’s)
17 Apr 21. Senators push quantum computing at DoD. America’s and the Pentagon’s race to harness a new generation of powerful quantum computers could get a boost from a bipartisan pair of senators, fueled in part by a fear of growing competition with China.
Legislation set to be introduced Friday in the Senate is intended to improve Defense Department’s workforce in the highly specialized computing field. It’s aimed at improving pipelines for the military with the private sector and for students graduating with quantum-related degrees.
The proposed bill is also intended to add Defense Department research efforts into the National Quantum Initiative, a program Washington established in 2018 to accelerate quantum research and development. The initiative is already made up of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation and Energy Department.
Powerful quantum computers pose a danger to national security out of a fear they may be able to break current encryption capabilities, meaning secure communications under current systems will be nearly impossible. On the flip side, adversaries with quantum capabilities will be able to communicate securely without fear of interception by the U.S., unless it achieves its own quantum computer.
The two bills from Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Thune, R-S.D., are the QUANTUM for National Security Act, which would impact the Pentagon, and the Quantum Network Infrastructure and Workforce Development Act.
Hassan’s bill would largely tap existing partnerships, scholarships, and research programs within the DoD, but add a focus on quantum computing. It would also add quantum quantum science and technology research to the list of Defense Department modernization priorities.
“Quantum mechanics play a critical role in our national security and economy — and will be at the forefront of innovative defense technologies that will help to maintain our military edge over China,” Hassan, who’s leading the national security-focused bill, said in a statement.
“I am glad to join Sen. Thune in introducing these bipartisan bills that will strengthen Department of Defense and Department of Energy efforts in quantum research and help encourage more young people to get into this critical field so that we can create jobs and keep America safe, secure, and free.”
The bill Thune is leading would, according to a summary, boost quantum information science in federal research efforts, American school curricula and in workforce development.
The bill would build off the establishment of the National Quantum Initiative to “better enable the United States to maintain its global leadership in quantum information science,” and “by supporting existing efforts and accelerating critical growth in the field,” Thune said in a statement. (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
19 Apr 21. DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) announced the rollout of 1Q21 software update across its UAS detection systems. Earlier this year, DroneShield has released the first fully Machine Learning/AI based detection and classification software to all of its existing customer systems. This 1Q21 update continues to build on this world leading platform, with a number of break-through enhancements.
The updates include ruggedness and versatility of the system, and incorporate a number of user-suggested features from the global deployment base of DroneShield’s body-worn, on-the-move and base protection systems. The update also includes compatibility of the DroneSentry-C2TM command-and-control ecosystem with additional partner sensor products.
DroneShield utilises its proprietary techniques in signal processing and Machine Learning/AI to do near-real time detection and identification of unmanned robotic systems and, more broadly, other potential threats in the Electronic Warfare fields. The result is a dramatic increase in detection responsiveness, lower false positives and a significant increase in the speed at which new threats are detected, classified and tracked by the DroneShield systems.
The software is designed to run on all DroneShield platforms including RfPatrolTM, DroneSentryTM and DroneSentry-XTM.
Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented, “As we continue to rapidly expand the deployed pool of devices globally, software updates provide continuous capability improvements to our customers, in the rapidly evolving threat environment.”
16 Apr 21. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has successfully demonstrated multiple alternate navigation technologies for military aircraft. These new products are intended to help ensure seamless navigation, even when GPS signals are blocked, interrupted or unavailable.
Since GPS technology was developed decades ago, it has become commonplace in everything from cars to mobile phones to aircraft. Though GPS is widely used, access to GPS signals isn’t always guaranteed, even with the most modern systems. In the case of military operations, GPS-jamming, whether intentional or not, can block vital signals from conveying critical information regarding positioning, navigation and timing. In these instances, it’s important for military vehicles and aircraft to be equipped with alternative navigation technologies, like celestial or vision navigation, to maintain operational readiness.
“Most of us have experienced some level of GPS unavailability, perhaps on our mobile phones or car navigation systems. It’s a minor inconvenience for us, but for military operations, not having access to critical positioning and timing information can make or break a mission,” said Matt Picchetti, vice president and general manager, Navigation & Sensors, Honeywell Aerospace. “We’re very excited to roll out this robust lineup of alternate navigation solutions, which are specifically designed to address the needs of our military customers and give them the added layers of redundancy needed to successfully carry out their operations, even if they lose access to GPS signals.”
Alternate navigation technologies provide a different means of measuring position, velocity and heading when GPS is disrupted. These technologies include the following:
- Vision-Aided Navigation: This technology uses a live optical or infra-red camera feed and compares it with maps to provide a passive, not jammable, highly accurate alternative position, navigation and timing solution that provides GPS-like accuracy in GPS-denied or jammed conditions.
- Celestial-Aided Navigation: Honeywell’s celestial-aided navigation technology observes stars and “reference objects” orbiting the earth such as satellites, which have known positions and velocities. This technology compares those reference objects to stars and can determine position and velocity, the same way a GPS could.
- Magnetic Anomaly-Aided Navigation: Navigation technology that measures magnetic strength using sensors and compares this data with known geographical magnetic maps to accurately identify the position of the aircraft relative to the Earth.
Alternate navigation prototype systems will be available in 2022 with initial deliveries expected to start in 2023. Honeywell navigation systems are used by nearly every aircraft flying today to guide millions of passengers to their destinations. Since 1914 when the first autopilot used Honeywell gyroscopes to hold the plane stable during flight, Honeywell has delivered more than 500,000 high-performance inertial sensors across several platforms on land, in the air and at sea.
19 Apr 21. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, and Group 42 (G42), a leading technology company based in Abu Dhabi, announced today the signing of an agreement to form a new Joint Venture (JV) that will commercialize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data technologies and solutions for multiple sectors.
In bringing together two of the most active and successful players in the fields of AI and Big Data, the new JV, called Presight.AI, will combine the companies’ knowledge, personnel, technology, and resources to conceptualize, develop, and deploy best-in-class solutions in various programs in the region and globally.
The signing event, held in Herzliya, Israel, was attended by UAE’s Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja, G42’s Group CEO Mr. Peng Xiao, Rafael’s President and CEO, Mr. Yoav Har-Even, CEO of G42 Israel, Mr. Maoz Ben Ari, CEO of Presight.AI, Mr. Sean Teo, and other dignitaries.
Presight.AI will establish an R&D center in Israel, tapping into the local talent to spearhead the advancement of AI and Big Data technologies and their application across multiple sectors such as, banking, healthcare, public safety and others. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals by Israeli and UAE authorities.
UAE’s Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja: “The new JV between Rafael and G42 is not just two companies coming together, but a strategic collaboration that further strengthens the relationship between Israel and the UAE as the countries explore multi-faceted opportunities for bilateral economic growth. The signing of the historic Abraham Accords last year has already enabled trade and investment across several sectors and is a testament to the many opportunities that lie ahead. We are still at the beginning of an exciting journey, and I look forward to more collaborations and bi-lateral agreements between our dynamic and innovative nations.”
Mr. Yoav Har-Even, President and CEO of Rafael: “First and foremost, this cooperation signifies another leap in the relationship between our countries, and it makes us all very excited to have such great partners in the Middle East, working together to make this region a better place. The significant resources Rafael has invested over the years in AI and Big Data technologies, both for defense and commercial applications, have catapulted us to become a global authority in these fields. Through Presight.AI, we will unravel the immense potential embodied by the two companies, by synergizing with G42, to take our joint expertise and complementary capabilities to the next level. Rafael will continue to broaden its global cooperation, as we strive to expand into further fields, and establish similar partnerships worldwide.”
Mr. Peng Xiao, Group CEO of G42, said: “We look forward to jointly developing new technological capabilities and business opportunities where G42 and Rafael can combine our strengths for the benefit of our region and the world. We’re very pleased to cement our relationship with Rafael and bring the best-in-class big data and AI solutions and services to a wide range of commercial sectors, in Israel, the UAE and internationally. This new JV, powered by the best minds in the industry, is destined to become a global force of innovation.”
G42 brings significant expertise in the research, development and deployment of AI for both the public and private sectors and operates a powerful cloud computing infrastructure set to become the largest in the region. A frontrunner in the global fight against COVID-19, G42 has provided nationwide detection and diagnostic solutions, while also contributing to the successful rollout of the vaccine clinical trials and its distribution in the UAE. A key player in the digitization of large enterprises and governments, the company announced last week a major investment from US-based investment technology firm, Silver Lake.
With a legacy of over 73 years, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is a national center of research and development through its wide range of cutting-edge technologies. Rafael is a world leader in AI and Big Data technologies, and has implemented its deep and extensive knowhow and expertise in these fields into many of its cutting edge defense and civilian solutions, such as Wisdom Stone and others. As a global leader in the areas of Intelligence collection and processing, as well as all aspects of the Cyberspace environment and Space technologies, Rafael’s unparalleled expertise in AI enables organizations and governments to achieve and maintain technological superiority, assisting them with decision-making at the national level.
16 Apr 21. Insitu Pacific, Boeing Australia demonstrate ‘detect and avoid’ technology on ScanEagle UAV. Insitu Pacific announced on 1 April that it successfully completed test flights of a ScanEagle tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fitted with the vision-based ‘Detect and Avoid’ (DAA) autonomous technology it developed jointly with Boeing Australia.
The DAA solution, which was designed and built in Australia, is meant to enhance the detection ranges between an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and other airspace users, advancing the ability to safely integrate the UAS into different classes of airspace, the company said in a statement.
Andrew Duggan, managing director at Insitu Pacific, noted that after more than five years of development, this capability is now “ready to field in real-world operations”, especially after the DAA managed to detect another aircraft at a distance of more than one nautical mile during the latest tests, pointing out that this goes “beyond the requirements for safe avoidance”.
“The flights demonstrated the value this technology brings to advancing airspace integration across all classes of airspace and to deliver superior information to better support operators achieve safe separation between small unmanned aircraft and general aviation aircraft,” stated Duggan.
During the tests, which were carried out in non-segregated Class G airspace, the ScanEagle was equipped with the DAA technology that was paired with an advanced onboard processing system. Upon detection of another aircraft, the system promptly provided notice to the UAS operator to then perform an avoidance manoeuvre, if required, according to Brendan Williams, associate technical fellow for airspace integration at Boeing Australia. (Source: Jane’s)
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.