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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.
27 Jun 11. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the successful demonstration of its STARLite radar on a U.S. Army Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS), an aerostat surveillance platform uniquely positioned to aid in the defense of ground troops. During the demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz., the STARLite system, which carries the military designation AN/ZPY-1, detected vehicles and individuals in the area of interest. STARLite cues the electro-optical infrared camera to targets detected by the radar. “STARLite performed exceptionally well and exceeded our customer’s expectations,” said John Jadik, vice president of weapons and sensors for Northrop Grumman’s Land and Self Protection Systems Division. “The success of the STARLite demonstration clearly shows the versatility and technical capabilities of the system that will prove to be a critical asset to our nation’s warfighters.” Northrop Grumman’s STARLite is a small, lightweight radar used for supporting tactical operations. By providing precise battlefield intelligence in all types of weather and in battlefield obscurants, day and night, STARLite significantly improves battlefield situational awareness and optimizes force maneuver and engagement for mission success. Each STARLite radar comes equipped with a complete software package that enables easy operator control of all radar functions. STARLite leverages Northrop Grumman’s experience from the development of the proven Tactical Endurance Synthetic Aperture Radar and the Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Radar.
27 Jun 11. The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Guardrail System, a significant tactical and national asset that has provided continuous surveillance capability while rising to meet the challenge of the nation’s ever-changing security threats. The 40th anniversary was commemorated with a series of events held June 14-16 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The celebration was attended by numerous Guardrail program veterans and culminated with a banquet honoring the program’s history and the highly successful, long-term government and industry partnership.
“The Guardrail system brings unprecedented signals intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities to the warfighter in the field, a legacy that Northrop Grumman has been proud to support for 40 years,” said Kathy Warden, vice president and general manager, Cyber Intelligence Division at Northrop Grumman. “We are privileged to continue partnering with the Army as we field the latest version of the Guardrail program, the RC-12X.”
Northrop Grumman has been the lead industry partner with the Army on the Guardrail System since the program’s inception in 1971. Today, the RC-1