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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.
09 Apr 09. BAE Systems is proposing the cockpit and associated avionics developed in South Africa for South African Air Force (SAAF) Hawk lead-in fighter-trainers as an upgrade for Air Forces using older model Hawks. The South African Hawk avionics system was developed from scratch by local industry, under the leadership of Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE), to meet a SAAF contract, via BAE Systems. At the latest meeting of the Hawk Users Group, held in Muscat in Oman last month, the representatives of the air forces present were given access to a Hawk Mk 120 demonstrator rig which used real software supplied by ATE.
15 Apr 09. After spate of questions and concerns, the Navy has decided to move ahead with a next-generation electromagnetic catapult launch system for the aircraft carrier currently under construction. The move comes after the Navy conducted a review of its plans to replace the existing, steam-powered catapult system with the new technology, known as the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS. (Source: Defense News)
03 Apr 09. UK Tornado trials Terma self-defence pod. BAE Systems has begun integration trials of the Terma Advanced Infra-red Protection System (AIPS) pod on the Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft at its Warton facility. Company developmental aircraft ZG 773 was photographed during the trials on 31 March with the AIPS pod mounted on the outer pylon of the port-wing. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
16 Apr 09. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit announces the introduction of a new family of navigation radar sets with enhanced naval display features. New features incorporated into the VisionMaster FT naval display radars include red first strike for immediate identification of high-speed targets, helicopter approach sectors, freeze frame function for radio silence, station keeping, target intercept, advanced index lines and other functions to support modern naval operations. It can be integrated with scanner systems operating at very low rotating speeds, down to 5 rpm. The VisionMaster FT naval radar display systems are available in 340 millimeters and 250 millimeters, X-band and S-band models in dedicated consoles or for built-in installations with remote electronics. The units utilize state-of-the-art high-resolution flat-screen display technology. They are designed to serve as stand-alone radars or as part of a complete VisionMaster FT integrated bridge system.
13 Apr 09. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the achievement of over one million operational hours for the company’s LITENING precision
targeting and sensor systems currently deployed with U.S. and allied
13 Apr 09. Lockheed Martin offi