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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.
Jan 10. A new rugged military tablet computer iX104C4M, which will greatly improve situational awareness and computing power onboard military vehicles such as the Stryker, has been unveiled by Xplore Technologies Corporation. Xplore president and chief operating officer Mark Holleran said that engineering a commercial-off-the-shelf product to meet stringent battlefield conditions was a significant undertaking.
“We developed the iX104C4M to be a computing tool addressing the difficult extremes of most military situations, whether for command and control or situational awareness in a vehicle, on the flight line or in a tank,” he said. The military tablet computer features AllVue Xtreme display technology with night vision imaging system compatibility, a flexible user interface with dual mode functionality, Intel Core Duo technology, Windows 7 and military standard 461F compliance for battlefield computing. Key features of the computer include extended thermal operating ranges and customisable mounting solutions for military vehicles such as the MRAP / M-ATV, Buffalo and Stryker. (Source: army-technology.com)
29 Jan 10. Russia’s long-awaited fifth-generation stealth jet fighter made its maiden flight in the Russian Far East on Jan. 29. The fighter, tentatively dubbed the T-50 and designed jointly with India, is
intended to challenge the technological superiority of the U.S. F-22 Raptor, and to boost Russia’s own defense capabilities for several decades. Designed by Sukhoi and built by the company’s Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant, the T-50 prototype flew for 47 minutes and landed on the plant’s airfield. In a statement distributed by Sukhoi on Jan. 29, its pilot, Sergei Bogdan, said the airplane “performed well on all stages of the test-flight program design by us. It is easy and comfortable.”
According to Sukhoi, the fighter – Russia’s first all-new warplane since the collapse of the Soviet Union – has new avionics systems, a phased-array radar, and equipment to exchange information with both ground command-and-control systems and other aircraft in an air warfare group. (Source: Defense News)
25 Jan10. Northrop Grumman Corporation, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force, has successfully completed a series of demonstration flights of its Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) installed in an F-16 fighter aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The demonstration was in support of a U.S. Air Force F-16 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) feasibility study. “Almost two years ago Northrop Grumman said that air forces of the future will necessarily gravitate toward using AESA technology – especially through scalable retrofit technology. Our team has worked diligently to make that possible an