Oxley has received a production order for the supply of 140 shipsets of lights with delivery starting in August and continuing through to October 2015. Oxley currently supplies wing tip, tail light, position lights and the control box for the aircraft external lighting system on the Gripen C & D variants.
The Saab Gripen combat aircraft
The new order reflects Oxley long-term strategic relationship with Saab Aerospace as a key customer and product technology development partner. A team from Oxley recently visited Saab in Sweden to discuss the latest progress on the Gripen fighter jet programme.
Both of the new lights exceed current operational requirements, with the NVG Friendly™ High Intensity LED Landing Light delivering a peak intensity greater than 200,000cd, while the rugged High Intensity LED Taxi Light has a peak intensity performance greater than 27,000cd.
Powered directly from the aircraft’s 115V/400Hz supply, without the requirement for an external supply, the lights use significantly less power than existing technology – just 65W for the landing light and 37W for the taxi light. Both units are extremely robust and benefit from a toughened borosilicate clear glass lens and an aluminium housing with a matt black hard anodised finish.
Both of the units are qualified IAW MIL-STD-810F and RCTA DO-160F Aerospace standards