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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.
29 Jun 10. The new R&S FSVR real-time spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz is the first instrument to combine the functions of an all-purpose signal and spectrum analyzer with a real-time spectrum analyzer. In real-time mode, the R&S FSVR detects everything, from sporadic events to ultrashort signals. Measurement without blind times is a major advantage for developers of RF components for commercial transmission systems such as LTE, WiMAX™, WLAN, Bluetooth® and RFID, and for general RF applications such as radar and frequency hopping transmission. Designed on the basis of the R&S FSV, the R&S FSVR provides the full functionality of a signal and spectrum analyzer – with a measurement speed up to five times faster than any other analyzer on the market. Compared with a conventional spectrum analyzer, which sweeps across the entire input frequency range of several GHz, a real-time spectrum analyzer measures the spectrum around a user-selectable input frequency. It seamlessly acquires the applied signal with the selected span and displays its spectrum. Even ultrashort and very sporadic signals are detected. The behavior of signal sources when the frequency changes or the impact of digital switches, for example, can be quickly and effortlessly analyzed.
06 Jul 10. Thales will begin deliveries in August of the first production batch of active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars for the fourth tranche of Rafale strike fighters, Pierre-Yves Chaltiel, head of electronic combat systems, said July 6. A relative maturity in production of the AESA sensor allows Thales to launch the Searchmaster range of derivative products, which uses the active array technology. A compact version will be sold for UAVs and helicopters, and a larger model for medium-altitude, long-endurance drones, ground surveillance and maritime patrol aircraft, Chaltiel said. The delivery of AESA production units marks the culmination of some 12 years’ work and more than €1bn ($1.3bn) of government and industry investment, he told journalists ahead of the Farnborough airshow, which opens July 19. It has taken “more than 10 years’ effort to get to this stage,” he said. In the world market, only three industrial teams could claim this level of technological maturity, namely Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon, and Dassault Aviation and Thales, he said. An AESA radar will significantly boost operational capabilities for the Rafale in terms of range, interception, tracking a multithreat environment and also improve countermeasures. The technology will allow for the first time the same active array to be used for the radar and countermeasures.
“It will be the only European aircraft with this capability,” he said.