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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.
04 Jul 09. Using a remarkable new material, MJ Services has developed the ThermBright range of high contrast thermal targets. They are totally unpowered and work by utilising reflected energy and solar radiation from space. ThermBright targets are visible at ranges well in excess of 2km. Thermal and Visible Conspicuity is excellent and the targets have been exhaustively tested world wide by the British Army. Being totally passive, ThermBright sets new standards of Thermal Targetry and identification. Simply erect the target with a view of the sky and slant backwards 25°. ThermBright works night and day and with full cloud cover.
BATTLESPACE Comment: ThermBright targets will be demonstrated live during the owning The Night Exhibition and Conference at Bisley in November.
02 Jul 09. MBDA Incorporated today announced the successful demonstration of a Semi-Active Laser Guided Zuni rocket at the Navy’s test facilities at China Lake, CA. utilizing the WGU-58/B Guidance and Control System developed in cooperation with the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD).
Jim Pennock, Vice President of Guided Rocket Sector Business Development at MBDA Incorporated said “The WGU-58/B Guidance and Control system performed as predicted. We developed this capability in response to a U.S. Marine Corps need for a forward-firing, low-cost, semi-active laser guided weapon capable of accurately engaging fixed and moving targets in close proximity to friendly forces, while allowing firing aircraft to remain outside the threat envelope. Our successful team includes the NAWCWD, China Lake and our industry partners; Elbit Systems of America, Fort Worth TX; General Dynamics, Healdsburg CA; and Honeywell, Minneapolis MN. The design concept maximizes the use of off-the-shelf hardware and software, and does not require changes to the aircraft interface to employ the weapon, thereby permitting the rapid transition of the hardware into the inventory. The design allows the WGU-58/B guidance and control system to be easily attached to the existing Zuni rockets in the field.
01 Jun 09. Strizh night-vision system updates Strela-10M. Export users of the 9K35M Strela-10M (SA-13 ‘Gopher’) short-range air-defence system are being offered a new Strizh night-vision optronic system by the Belarus state trade company Belspetsvneshtekhnika. Installation of this system will allow the Strela-10M to operate in a passive mode, even at night and in bad weather. Strizh offers television and thermal channels. (Source: Jane’s)
26 Jun 09. Thales reveals new Satcom ground stations. Thales Land and Joint Systems (TLJS) revealed its X-band satcom-on-the-move (SOTM) vehicle antenna at the 2009 Paris Air Show, three