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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.
02 Dec 09. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit has introduced a new compact integrated bridge system (CIBS) designed to improve situational awareness and ship efficiency while reducing installation costs. The new CIBS is based on Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT™ technology, and utilizes the company’s proprietary TotalWatch™ multifunction displays, permitting the user to customize display screens to meet operational requirements. The system uses state-of-the-art, high-resolution WideScreen™ display consoles, which provide a 25 percent larger viewing area than standard screens. Standard operating modes include conning information display, radar only, chart radar and IMO-compliant electronic chart display and information system with Sperry Marine’s optional iView™ 3-D picture for underwater contours and hazards. The CIBS package is fully type approved to meet applicable international regulatory requirements. The standard VisionMaster FT CIBS package includes the three-node console/display units and steering stand, as well as all necessary subsystems and sensors, including gyrocompass, speed log, echosounder, automatic identification system, voyage data recorder, GPS, steering controls and self-tuning adaptive autopilot.
09 Dec 09. The Indian Army says it is almost ready to start testing a newly developed weapon-locating radar (WLR), designed and developed by Bangalore-based defence research and development organisation Lab Electronics and Radar Development Establishment. The company’s director, S Varadarajan, said that the system should be ready for full production by 2012. “The radar can look at objects from 30km away, locate rockets and even give the trajectory to give an early warning,” he said. The Indian Army is likely to place an order for the delivery of 29 WLRs worth
$320m (Rs1,500 crore). The foliage radar is an airborne radar that can detect objects 20km-30km away and can be deployed for internal security and help in low-intensity conflicts such as those resorted to by terrorists and insurgents. (Source: army-technology.com)
04 Dec 09. Gulfstream Aerospace’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 has successfully completed itsfirst series of flight tests. Additionally, the crew evaluated the aircraft s pitot-static systems,avionics, hydraulic systems, electrical power generation and distribution,flight controls, and cabin environmental and pressurization controls. The evaluations were performed at intended airspeeds of up to 240 knots and desired altitudes of up to 9,500 feet. Throughout the flight, personnel from Gulfstream flight test, engineering and flight operations monitored key, real-time data using a new telemetry system configured to downli