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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.
20 May 09. Login Crete AB announced the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet Switch to the established 19”/2™ range of rugged computing and communications networking products. The new Gigabit Switch extends the scope of the 19”/2™ product line, keeping pace with developments in the networking field and providing the latest technology to the military and governmental market. In common with the existing 19”/2™ products the Gigabit Switch is designed to be used in the most exacting environmental and electromagnetic environments as found in deployed applications in wheeled and tracked vehicles, shelters and man-portable containers. The Gigabit Switch is a managed switch capable of operation at 10/100/1000Mbps speeds. The 19”/2™ Gigabit Switch maintains the mechanical format of “half 19” rack” width with a 1U height and 180mm depth. The unit is fully sealed and has no moving parts (fans) giving high reliability in dusty and hot conditions. The connectors can be either sealed versions of industrial RJ45 or miniature circular pattern connectors for more demanding applications. A version of the Gigabit Switch with Fiber Optic connectivity is in development. The design of the Gigabit Switch provides not only a small footprint (and volume) and low weight but also low power consumption which in turn generates less heat – a factor in military vehicles with already stressed Air Conditioning plant. The Gigabit Switch takes its place in the 19”/2™ alongside a computer/server, router, RAID system and several variants of LAN switches – all of which can be supported by a UPS in the same format.
01 Jun 09. The Airbus Military A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) has completed another major milestone performing successfully a series of dry contacts using the new generation Cobham 905E hose and drogue refuelling pods, located under the wings. The receiver aircraft was a
Spanish Air Force F/A-18A+ fighter. The system performed well in hose extension and retraction, and showed good hose response in the contact as well as stability during pre-contact and when connected. This new refuelling pod is a development of the 907E pod already in service with the Canadian and German air forces on their A310 MRTTs. The pods can each deliver up to 420 US gal/min (1600 litres/min) through a 90 ft (27.4 m) hose, and are controlled from a state-of-the-art Fuel Operator Console located in the cockpit.
02 Jun 09. Raytheon Company’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone, or DIB, team has completed a rigorous, multiple-day test of its new DIB version 1.3, representing an important step toward delivering new intelligence-sharing technology to users worldwide. DIB software is installed in more