Mil-Spec Cable

Mil-spec cable is designed to operate in harsh, demanding environments such as on the battlefield, on-board a Navy ship or a jet fighter, and inside missiles. These environments can be hot, abrasive, and/or corrosive. The individual military specifications are set up to define the intended use of the cable (power transmission, multi-conductor signal transmission, RF (radio frequency) transmission, etc.). The specification will also call out specific requirements for the type of wire used, requirements for internal shielding, the type of jacketing material required, etc. Some examples of mil-spec cable are MIL-C-17 for coaxial cable, MIL-C-24640 shipboard cable, and MIL-DTL-49055 ribbon cable. Mil-spec cable is also commonly used in commercial applications where reliability is crucial.

Mil-Spec Cable News

Wire and cable product roundup September 2017

Wire and Cable Products Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most robust, reliable, and highest-performance wire and cable products available on today’s market. Stewart Connector’s SealJack™ Cable Applied Series preassembled cable assemblies provide high-reliability connectivity in harsh-environment Ethernet applications, including those within the IoT umbrella. They can be customized with IP67 and RJ45 ends using CAT 5e Read More >>

New Military and Aerospace Systems Drive Changes in Connector and Cable Design

High-speed, lightweight electronics are making soldiers safer and military operations more successful. Bob Stanton, Director, Omnetics Corporation   Advanced electronics in high-reliability systems are improving military and aerospace equipment to meet the significant challenges that lie ahead. As new technologies expand and spread around the world, however, so has the potential threat from possible foes Read More >>

Shielded wiring

Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring

As data speeds rise, the need for shielding can also increase. But shielding adds weight, cost, and can reduce flexibility, so it’s important to shield only when it’s necessary.   Determining When to Shield Aircraft Wiring A common question when it comes to designing an aircraft’s electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) is which of the Read More >>

Military Tech Advancements in 2016

Military tech advancements for 2016 will sharpen situational awareness and expand capabilities for the warfighter.      Across the Department of Defense, many research and development programs are finding it necessary to change direction in order to adapt to budget cuts. Program managers, expected to advance technology while spending less money, are rising to the Read More >>