Focus on Military / Aerospace

  • EN4165 Connectors

    EN4165: A New Generation of Production Break Connectors

    The use of production breaks in aircraft minimizes weight, size, and power consumption. The primary purpose of production-break connectors is to facilitate the ease of installation for long, heavy, complex, multi-leg cable harness assemblies. Without the use of production breaks in the aircraft, it would be virtually impossible to build, repair, or upgrade today’s complex Read More >>

  • Military jet

    Military Equipment Designers Focus on Big Picture

    Design tool providers are working to make it simpler to see how design, manufacturing, and maintenance all impact designs. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The US military has made digital technologies a mainstay of its efforts to address defense in the 21st century. As the role of electronics grows, many equipment suppliers and designers are Read More >>

Military / Aerospace Products


The military and aerospace equipment sector not only relies heavily on legacy products like mil-spec circular connectors, but is also a major test ground for the most high-tech and sophisticated connectors in the world. Accounting for almost 50% of military spending worldwide, North America, and in particular the United States, is a major catalyst for connector design and usage worldwide, and the developer of many of the most commonly used mil-spec connectors. Found in all shapes and sizes, connectors used in the military/aerospace sector are used in a wide array of applications, including communication and navigation equipment, radar, airborne, marine and space guidance control, and electronic warfare. Trends in military connectors include size and weight reduction, increased bandwidth and security, reduction of power consumption and the ability to operate effectively under extreme harsh conditions. Connector types used extensively in the military and aerospace end-use equipment sector include circular connectors, PCB connectors, filtered connectors, hermetically sealed connectors, and I/O rectangular connectors.

Military / Aerospace News

Spring contact connector roundup.

Spring-Contact Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most robust, reliable, and versatile spring contact connectors currently available on the market. Spring-Contact Connector Products Smiths Interconnect’s Dovetail Connectors with C Series spring probes deliver excellent high-reliability performance in high shock and vibration applications within the industrial, defense, commercial aviation, and medical markets, and eliminate the Read More >>

EN4165 Connectors

EN4165: A New Generation of Production Break Connectors

The use of production breaks in aircraft minimizes weight, size, and power consumption. The primary purpose of production-break connectors is to facilitate the ease of installation for long, heavy, complex, multi-leg cable harness assemblies. Without the use of production breaks in the aircraft, it would be virtually impossible to build, repair, or upgrade today’s complex Read More >>

D-Subminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged, reliable, and versatile D-Subminiature connectors currently available on the market. D-Subminiature Connector Products Amphenol ICC’s ruggedized MDBR Series D-Sub connectors mate with standard connectors and come with die-cast metal housings that provide robust resistance against mechanical damage resulting from shock, vibration, and impacts, as well Read More >>

Ultraminiature product roundup

Ultraminiature Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most compact, capable, and lightweight connectors and cable assemblies responsible for enabling the reliable transmission of high-speed data and digital audio/visual signals in an ever-expanding range of applications spanning warfare to web browsing. Ultraminiature Connector Products TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T rugged, nanominiature circular I/O connectors occupy less Read More >>

Power connector products roundup

Power Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable power connectors available on today’s market. Power Connector Roundup Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rectangular connectors are designed to meet or exceed the electrical and mechanical performance requirements for the MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033 standards, and allow for more than 20 million arrangements of high-power, Read More >>

Military jet

Military Equipment Designers Focus on Big Picture

Design tool providers are working to make it simpler to see how design, manufacturing, and maintenance all impact designs. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The US military has made digital technologies a mainstay of its efforts to address defense in the 21st century. As the role of electronics grows, many equipment suppliers and designers are Read More >>

Miniature circular connectors

Military Connector Miniaturization

Leveraging Pin Density to Reduce Size and Weight Wim Vanheertum, Product Manager, Miniaturization & Military Applications, Fischer Connectors The push to make military equipment lighter and smaller is so visible that the writers of the award-winning, nerd-friendly sitcom The Big Bang Theory named a September 2016 episode “The Military Miniaturization.” The story continued several weeks Read More >>

Drone connectors

Connectors Help UAV Markets Soar

The growing number of commercial drones creates demand for connectors that enable quick swapping of batteries and storage. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The takeoff of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in areas beyond defense deployments is opening a solid growth market for connector suppliers that can provide compact, lightweight products to commercial and Read More >>

DSEI 2017

The Show’s Afoot – DSEI 2017

DSEI 2017 in London Offers a Preview of Defense and Security It will be hard to find a safer place on the planet than London’s ExCeL convention center next week. That’s when Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI), a global gathering of more than 34,000 defense industry professionals from more than 100 countries, takes over Read More >>

Circular Connectors Product Roundup

Circular Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the latest, greatest, most reliable, robust, and multifunctional circular connectors available on today’s market. Circular Connector Product Roundup Radiall‘s Q-MTitan™ is a ruggedized and reliable high-density fiber optic connector designed to simultaneously increase bandwidth and help engineers optimize size, weight, and cost in harsh-environment aerospace and defense applications. Read More >>

Embedded Computing Systems Evolve to CompactPCI Serial For High Performance

CompactPCI has served many industries well, but it’s time to consider CompactPCI Serial for today’s high-speed applications. By Justin Moll, Vice President of Marketing, PICMG For nearly 20 years, CompactPCI has been a highly successful architecture. Used with the PCIbus, it’s been utilized in telecom and datacom applications because of its high reliability, hot-swap, monitoring, Read More >>

Miniature cables

A Custom Solution for Tight Spaces – Micro and Nano Cables

Shielded micro- and nano-sized cables save space and weight in portable electronics. By Bob Stanton, Omnetics Connector Corporation Design teams are constantly demanding higher density connections to increase the functionality of each part of their instruments. The problem is, the amount of space available for the internal wiring systems required to route signals from one Read More >>