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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.

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16 Mar 11. Oxley Developments announced the availability of a new high temperature (HT) SMOX® surface mount test point to extend their popular interconnect range. The high temperature variant has been developed to address the needs of more aggressive soldering profiles which may require sustained temperatures above 200°C, for example using a RoHS compliant SAC solder. The HT SMOX® test points have been developed with an additional nickel undercoat to give a more robust finish that ensures the correct adhesion properties are achieved, even when soldering at higher temperatures. The SMOX® range features unique select on test terminals, providing accurate line tests in PCB assembly. It is the only surface mount ball and socket test point available on the market, with a socket designed for easy low contact resistance and gentle detachment. SMOX® are available loose or on tape and reel for ease of assembly and can be placed accurately by pick and place machines even in the most congested board layouts. Satisfactory solder joints against IPC 610 Class 3 can be achieved at temperatures between 179-300°C for SN62 and between 225-300°C for 96S and SAC. The SMOX® range includes test point, low profile and tall ball joints, and PTFE insulated sockets. It is available in a variety of standard finishes including gold, silver, palladium, nickel and tin lead. Oxley Interconnect Business Manager Dave Howell said: “The SMOX® range has been consistently successful and we are confident this new variant will support our customers’ needs and continue its popularity.”

14 Mar 11. With the goal of reducing the sensor-to-shooter timeline to just minutes and expanding airborne ground surveillance command and control, Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed the installation and testing of a multispectral intelligence sensor housed in a new keel beam accessory bay (KAB) on a modified E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft.”Once it is delivered, our combat commanders and joint forces will have a powerful new capability to track identified targets throughout the battle space and free up other sensors to support operational needs,” said Mike Mos, director of Joint STARS’ architectures and concept demonstrations for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. The installation and test examined the use of the MS-177 camera, a 500-pound multispectral intelligence sensor on the all-weather Joint STARS weapons system. The goal was to see how the sensor enhances combat identification in support of Joint STARS’ continued role as a valued battle manager providing eyes in the sky for boots on the ground. While in test flights off the coast of Florida, Joint STARS operators tasked the MS-177 sensor to collect

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