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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.

20 May 10. Qioptic launches new products at Soldier Technology 2010. Qioptiq unveiled the new Dragon range of Thermal Weaponsight products during Soldier Technology 2010, DRAGON Compact and DRAGON Long Range. DRAGON Compact (C) is the latest, lightweight, multi-use thermal weapon/observation sight targeted for Dismounted Close Combat and Special forces users. DRAGON C is primarily designed to be used as an in-line ‘Clip-On’ thermal weapon sight (TWS), allowing the user to retain his existing day sight on the weapon. Weapon zero is unaffected due to the X1 collimited optical design of the of the DRAGON C unit. The design has been optimised to work with a number of optical day sights from international manufacturers and will operate nicely around the X2-X4 magnification region. DRAGON C can also be used as a stand-alone lightweight TWS, providing Magnification settings of X1, X2, X4 along with on-board aiming mark and selection & zeroing capability. It is also very useful as a hand-held Thermal Surveillance Scope and can easily be stored in a pouch or pocket when not in use. DRAGON Long Range (LR) TWS is primarily aimed at section level & heavy support weapons looking to operate out past the 2km mark. With an overall weight of less than 1400g, the DRAGON LR presents a lightweight solution for its role. DRAGON LR has a base system magnification of X2.7 (with X5.4/X10.8 available with E-Zoom). Qioptiq also showed the new MERLIN range of in-line Night Vision Sights. Merlin comprises 3 variants aimed at the Assault Rifle, Sharpshooter Rifle and Sniper Rifle Users, in the Short (SR), Medium (MR) and Long (LR) Range versions.

11 May 10. Turkey’s ASELSAN has developed a new Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) system which it showed at SOFEX. The Pedestal-Mounted Air Defence Systems (PMADS) can be tailored to a variety of platforms, and integrated with several types of VSHORAD missiles including Stinger, Igla and Mistral. A central sensor module, combining a thermal camera, TV camera and a laser rangefinder, integrated into a fire control system, lies at the heart of PMADS. When mounted on the back of vehicles or ships (Bora is the name of the Stinger-based maritime turret), PMAD is stabilised by two gyro systems allowing it to fire on the move. A n umber of configurations have been developed including Zipikin, a light vehicle system with four Stinger tubes and a 12.7mmgun. There is also Atilgan a heavy vehicle system with the gun and eight Stingers in two canister launchers and an SWP version with four Stingers on a 4×4 tactical vehicle and the PMDS-Igla using the 9K38/SA-18 missile.

07 May 10. US schedules first SM-3 flight-test for 2011. US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and industry officia

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