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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.
31 Jul 09. Three (3) years after the launch of the Korean Helicopter Program in 2006, Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter are proud to witness the on-time Rollout of the first Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) prototype in the presence of the President of the Republic of Korea, Lee Myung-bak. This outstanding achievement is the result of an effort started in June 2006, for which every major milestone has been accomplished on time, preliminary design review, critical design review and dynamic test vehicle’s flight. The maiden flight of this prototype is planned for the early months of 2010 and a serial production will start for 245 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA). Scheduled to be deployed in 2012, the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) is a military transport helicopter in the eight metric ton class destined to replace existing utility helicopters in the South Korean Army fleet. (Source: ASD Network)
30 Jul 09. Boeing and the U.S. Navy officially rolled out the Navy’s next maritime patrol aircraft in a ceremony July 30 at Renton, Wash. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire will speak at the event, which will feature the third flight test aircraft to be delivered. The first P-8A Poseidon II aircraft, known as T-1, made its first flight on April 27, while the second aircraft took to the air on June 5. The decision to hold the roll-out ceremony with the third aircraft was made because it “had the least impact on the program,” said Boeing spokesman Chick Ramey. Overall, three flight test aircraft and two static ground test aircraft are being built by Boeing. T-1 will test the design’s configuration, weights and airframe, but will carry no mission equipment. T-2 will be fitted with the plane’s environmental system and some mission systems, while T-3 will be fully mission-capable. Formal flight testing of T-1 and T-2 will begin in about a month from Boeing Field south of Seattle. After completing tests for Boeing, T-1 will move next year to the Navy’s aircraft test facility at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
01 Aug 09. GE Aviation is powering the C-5M with four CF6-80C2 engines, making its debut to the public at Oshkosh AirVenture 2009. “We are proud to celebrate this significant achievement with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force,” said Allen Paxson, vice president, Military Systems for GE Aviation. “The engine has consistently demonstrated the lowest specific fuel consumption of any commercial engine in its thrust class. Our Tech CF6 program offers new advanced technologies to further improve the engine’s fuel burn retention and operational reliability and lower our customers’ cost of ownership.” T