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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.
Apr 10. New waveguide-to-coaxial adaptors offer low-cost, non-ITAR alternative to established products. New from RF and microwave component specialist Link Microtek is the comprehensive LYNX 311 series of waveguide-to-coaxial adaptors, which are ideal for engineers looking to source competitively priced, non-ITAR products for their microwave system designs. The recently created LYNX brand of components resulted from the collaboration of three leading European microwave representative organisations – Elexo of France, Globes Elektronik of Germany and Link Microtek of the UK. Manufactured in the Far East to the highest quality standards, the products are available throughout Europe from any of the LYNX partner companies. The new waveguide-to-coaxial adaptors are available in rectangular waveguide sizes from WR137 to WR28 and can be specified with SMA, K or N-type female connectors. They offer a VSWR of 1.25:1 and cover frequencies ranging from 5.85 to 40GHz, making them suitable for a wide variety of commercial and military microwave applications. All models are available from stock, with no minimum order quantities.
03 May 10. For the first time, the U.S. Navy has successfully tracked targets with a multiband radar featuring a common radar suite controller. This milestone, which took place at the Navy’s Engineering Test Center, Wallops Island, Va., was accomplished through the use of an engineering development model of the Dual Band Radar (DBR) developed by the Navy’s prime contractor, Raytheon Company, and its subcontractor Lockheed Martin Corporation. The DBR tracked a target simultaneously at both X- and S-band frequencies. This is the most advanced naval radar in the world and will provide advanced surveillance and ship missile-defense capabilities for the Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000) and Ford-class aircraft carrier (CVN 78) in both deep water and littoral environments. This 21st century system combines the benefits of the X-band AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar and the S-band Volume Search Radar (VSR), providing superior performance in a broad range of environments against a variety of threats. It is the first naval radar system in the world capable of simultaneous, coordinated operation across two frequency ranges. This milestone event simultaneously used AN/SPY-3’s and VSR’s search capabilities to acquire and track the target. Additionally, the test demonstrated the system’s ability to perform automatic handover from S-band to X-band in precision tracking mode, a key feature of the radar and its single track manager. The DBR is the result of more than a decade of collaboration between Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and the Navy. The radar is now in production for both the Zumwalt and Ford class,