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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. LEA prepares for hypersonic flight. The French-led LEA hypersonic propulsion programme took a significant step forward in June when the formal agreement to start flight trials was signed with its Russian partners. Initiated in 2003, the LEA (Lyotnii Experimentalnii Apparat – experimental flying vehicle) project aims to design, build and fly a dual-mode ramjet capable of speeds from Mach 4 to Mach 8. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
Aug 09. Thermal and Day/Night Security Camera. The new Galil™ is a powerful around the clock, day and night multi sensor observation head, especially developed for security applications. It allows medium range observation and detection using state of the art thermal imaging and CCD technology. GALIL™ features the 1/4” Sony FCB-1000 36x zoom CCD camera for daytime operation, and an uncooled dual field of view thermal imaging camera for day and night operations. The utilization of a zoom CCD camera and dual FOV (45/135mm), auto-focus thermal imager makes it ideal for wide field-of-view situational awareness and detection. This system also provides narrow field-of-view medium-range target recognition. The thermal imager can be supplied with either 384×288 or 640×480 pixels, which offer, target detection (1.5×0.5) up to 2,500 meters and NATO targets (2.3×2.3meters) at 6,200 meters. The system works in the 8 -12µ wavelength range, ideally suited for vision through rain, snow, and sand, etc. situations in which standard cameras cannot produce good images. The addition of Enhanced Mode image processing greatly improves detection rate of possible problems. GALIL™ is ruggedized to withstand the harshest weather and environmental conditions, including rain, direct sunlight, high humidity and dust. Communications are via RS232, RS422 and Pelco D. Video output is CCIR or RS-170 from the thermal imager and NTSC or PAL from the camera. The unit works in temperatures from –32 to 50C and can be powered from 9V to 28V. The camera can be fixed, mounted or integrated into a pan and tilt device. This imager provides the user with the latest in security control under difficult viewing conditions and will greatly facilitate in assessing critical situations where good information is essential to making the correct decision.
03 Aug 09. MOP test fit confirms B-2 compatibility. Teams from the US Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman and Boeing-led weapon contractors have verified that the 30,000 lb Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) guided bomb and its associated aircraft-mounted support equipment can be installed in the weapon bays of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit bomber. Conducted on 28 April, but not announced until 21 July, the trial was conducted at Whiteman Air Forc