Focus on Military / Aerospace

  • Backshell Considerations for Mission-Critical Mil/Aero Applications

    Affording backshells the same design process considerations as connector selection can help prevent delays, cost overruns, and premature failures in mission-critical mil/aero applications Rudy Ramos, Project Manager – Technical Content Marketing, Mouser Electronics Mil/Aero connectors are designed for a variety of mission-critical, harsh-environment applications, including commercial and military avionics, satellites, and weapons systems. Connector selection Read More >>

  • Nicomatic double-way DMM harness

    Six Things to Consider When Specifying Electrical Connectors for the Mil/Aero Market

    Adnane Jaghmim, Tests and Measures Manager; Thibault Monet, Design Engineer; and Nataliya Mayaki, Brand Manager, Nicomatic Harsh-environment military and aerospace electronics applications require specialized interconnect solutions. The interconnect solutions for these applications not only have to withstand extreme environmental conditions, such as extreme operating temperatures, high vibration, high pressure, and exposure to water or dust, but 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

Backshell Considerations for Mission-Critical Mil/Aero Applications

Affording backshells the same design process considerations as connector selection can help prevent delays, cost overruns, and premature failures in mission-critical mil/aero applications Rudy Ramos, Project Manager – Technical Content Marketing, Mouser Electronics Mil/Aero connectors are designed for a variety of mission-critical, harsh-environment applications, including commercial and military avionics, satellites, and weapons systems. Connector selection Read More >>

Nicomatic double-way DMM harness

Six Things to Consider When Specifying Electrical Connectors for the Mil/Aero Market

Adnane Jaghmim, Tests and Measures Manager; Thibault Monet, Design Engineer; and Nataliya Mayaki, Brand Manager, Nicomatic Harsh-environment military and aerospace electronics applications require specialized interconnect solutions. The interconnect solutions for these applications not only have to withstand extreme environmental conditions, such as extreme operating temperatures, high vibration, high pressure, and exposure to water or dust, but Read More >>

Circular Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the highest-performance circular connector products currently available on the market. Circular Connector Products NorComp’s M12 Series connectors are ideal for harsh-environment industrial applications, including: industrial controls, automation equipment, remote process sensors, robotic control systems, and ruggedized networking and power conditioning systems. Available in shielded and unshielded panel- and Read More >>

The Connected Flight: Designing High-Speed Networks for Military and Commercial Aircraft

High-speed networks for military and commercial aircraft must handle ever-increasing data volumes at ever-faster speeds. Ethernet protocols, efficient network designs, and thoughtfully specified, high-quality connectors and cabling can help. Wes Morgan, Product Manager, ITT Cannon Addressing the Bandwidth Boom Modern military and commercial aircraft are technology-rich environments designed to deliver an increasingly sophisticated set of Read More >>

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 >>