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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.
01 Mar 11. FLIR Systems, Inc. announces the release of the Griffin™ 460 mobile GC/MS (gas chromatograph mass spectrometer) instrument. This state-of-the-art instrument enables innovative multi-modal sample introduction for liquid, solid, and vapor samples while also providing continuous, direct air monitoring. The Griffin 460 is the only mobile GC/MS to provide this range of sample introduction in a single system that also enables MS/MS. The Griffin 460 is ideal for field-based forensics and other mobile laboratory applications, as well as for integration into facility air handling systems. During continuous monitoring applications, the Griffin 460 can be programmed to alert at the presence of selected chemicals in both indoor and outdoor environments for near real-time detection and identification of a chemical agent release. The Griffin 460 simplifies sample handling through the use of unique, extremely light weight accessories such as a fully automated purge and trap accessory and the Griffin X-Sorber, the only handheld vapor sampler with thermal desorption capabilities.
“The Griffin family of products have been in use with the U.S. military, DoD, DHS and other domestic and international agencies for explosives, narcotics and other chemical target detection and confirmation,” said Bill Sundermeier, president of FLIR Detection & Protection. “The release of the Griffin 460 takes this capability one step further, providing superior performance and continuing the tradition of taking best-in-class technology outside the lab and into the field, where it is needed most.”
01 Mar 11. AC TECH’s AC-131 CB environmentally friendly surface pre-treatment product has been qualified by the Performance Review Institute. AC-131 CB is the second member of the AC-131 family to earn AMS3175 qualification, an industry standard material specification that allows the U.S. military to specify its use as a non-chromate surface treatment. AC-131 BB was qualified to this specification in December 2010. Both products are based on Boeing’s patented Sol-Gel technology and are the only two in the industry to achieve AMS3175.
“Qualification for our AC-131 products reinforces AC TECH’s commitment to replace legacy materials and technologies with innovative solutions that are safer and more efficient,” said AC TECH President Joe Muklevicz. “As military and commercial aviation operators become increasingly concerned about their environmental footprint, we see an expanding market for alternatives to chromates and other dangerous materials.”
AC-131 benefits include a complete lack of hazardous hexavalent chromium, the elimination of scrubbing or rinsing and associated wastewater, compatibility with composites and mixed meta