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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.
22 Feb 11. OXLEY Developments has been selected to supply its innovative, dual-mode LED lighting to illuminate the crew quarters in Foxhound, the new British Armed Forces patrol vehicle. Foxhound is the British Army name for Ocelot, the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) designed and developed by survivability specialists Force Protection Europe. Force Protection Europe has won a contract to supply 200 of the British-designed vehicles to the Ministry of Defence LPPV Programme. Oxley supplied LED DC Combi Lights for the first phase of vehicles to be manufactured, and has now been awarded the contract for all 200 Foxhounds. These unique lights operate in normal and blackout/emergency modes and are a far superior alternative to traditional filament lighting. They are low profile (16mm), lightweight (300g), resist shock and vibration, use a third of the power requirement for equivalent incandescent lights and have a mean time between failure of 50,000 hours. The requirement for surplus space to store new and used bulbs is eliminated whilst the absence of mercury satisfies the environmental issue, providing a non-hazardous solution. The DC Combi is available with or without dimming control and the blackout mode is available in red, green or blue.
Oxley Business Development Manager Marcus Goad said: “It’s great to be working with Force Protection Europe, supplying the lighting solution for such a unique and innovative military vehicle. “The DC Combi is a robust, reliable high specification light, making it the perfect fit for the Foxhound.”
20 Feb 11. Thales unveils its new long range ground surveillance radar Ground Observer 80. High-end follow-on to highly successful Thales BOR-Aseries. The Ground Observer 80 is the world’s highest performing ground surveillance radar made in Germany. It is the high-end follow-on to highly successful BOR-A series – suitable for army, border/coast guard and security applications – providing reliable service in large numbers to 20 customers around the globe. The Ground Observer 80 with cutting edge radiofrequency and processing technology is specifically designed for border surveillance, target acquisition for indirect fire adjustment and the integration to surveillance/ recce vehicles. The GO 80 ensure high levels of operational efficiency and precision in any operational and climatic environment. Easily deployed, it provides excellent performance levels in a sandy hot desert, cold tundra, or any foggy coastal environment. Unparallel combination of range, coverage, accuracy, resolution and features. The GO 80, instrumented for 80 km range, will detect persons (0.5 m² radar cross section) at ranges up to 24 km, other small targets (1 m²) up to 29 km. Vehicles (20 m²)