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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.
08 Feb 10. BAE Systems has completed the initial flight test of a new real-time persistent surveillance capability for U.S. combat forces to detect, locate, track and monitor events on battlefields and in urban areas — providing significantly greater video coverage over current airborne capabilities. The first flight tests of the Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System, or ARGUS-IS, occurred aboard a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The tests demonstrated the system’s multiple video windows for persistent area surveillance and tracking capabilities for vehicles and dismounted soldiers. The airborne processing system can simultaneously and continuously detect and track the presence and motion of thousands of small or large targets over an area covering tens of square miles. BAE Systems designed and produced the system’s sensor and processor. (Source: Yahoo!)
10 Feb 10. The Department of the Navy’s CH-53E heavy lift helicopter fleet will continue to receive new Northrop Grumman Corporation-designed, built and tested Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) self-protection systems following the Pentagon’s decision to authorize full rate production of the units. The decision, allows Naval Air Systems Command to continue procurement of Northrop Grumman’s battle-proven Department of Navy LAIRCM (DoN LAIRCM) system, which includes the Viper(TM) Laser and the newest generation jam head and missile warning sensor technology. To evaluate system effectiveness, live fire testing was performed at Tonopah and White Sands Missile Ranges in addition to flight testing at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and Eglin Air Force Base where the system demonstrated the capability to significantly increase aircraft survivability. DoN LAIRCM went into operational use on CH-53E helicopters starting in January 2009 and has accrued over 4,500 successful flight hours providing aircrews with protection from potential infrared missile attacks. Full rate production authorization expands the platform base to include the CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters. The only such aircraft protection system currently in production, Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM system is now installed or scheduled for installation on several hundred military aircraft including approximately 50 different fixed-wing transports and rotary-wing platforms. The system functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat, and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.
04 Feb 10. Codan announced at the Singapore Airshow (Stand #865, Team Australia) that it has released its new 17 Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) rechargeable battery. The 17 Ah battery