Oxley Developments Company has entered the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market after securing an order to supply a suite of LED external navigation and anti-collision lights for BAE Systems’ HERTI UAV.
The autonomous HERTI has been designed to provide the military with a surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
Based on the operational requirements, Barrow-in-Furness-based Oxley has designed a custom suite of navigation, wing tip and anti-collision lights that are qualified to withstand shock, vibration and other environmental requirements specific to the aircraft.
Rugged, lightweight and low profile, the HERTI lights use high-intensity LED technology pioneered by Oxley to meet FAR/JAR 23 lighting requirements, including 400cd white anti-collision.
The lights are said to provide benefits associated with LEDs, including zero maintenance, high mean time between failure (MTBF) – typically 40,000 hours – and low through-life maintenance costs.