military and aerospace

TE’s DEUTSCH CTJ Series Common Terminal Systems

TE’s DEUTSCH CTJ Series common terminal systems offer a ruggedized design to help meet demands of military and commercial applications. TE Connectivity announced its DEUTSCH CTJ series modules, AS81714 Series II, which are fully customizable for military and commercial aerospace applications. The DEUTSCH CTJ series modules are made up of a system of wires and components that areRead More

TE Rayseal Repair Sleeve for Large-Gauge Cables

The TE Rayseal repair sleeve delivers fast, reliable, large-gauge cable repair with a new side-entry repair solution. TE Connectivity announced its Raychem Rayseal large-gauge wire repair (LGWR) sleeve for military aerospace and defense, commercial air, and military ground system applications. 

The Rayseal LGWR sleeve is a high-performance, side-entry, heat-shrinkable sleeve with an adhesive lining. TheRead More

Ruggedized Fiber Optics in Military-Grade Systems

Traditionally, copper connectors have been the mainstay technology in military applications. Find out how ruggedized fiber optics in military-grade systems can outperform copper.   In mission-critical military systems, equipment failure and unplanned downtime cannot be tolerated. Traditionally, copper connectors have been the mainstay technology in military applications – withstanding the test of time due to their abilityRead More

Inside Connection: Liberty Electronics

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Liberty Electronics.  Headquarters Location: Franklin, Penn., US About the Company Liberty Electronics was founded in Franklin, Penn., in 1985. At the time, the local economy was struggling following the closing or departure of several large employers. The community rallied behindRead More

Mil/Aero Market’s Slow Growth Continues

As both the US and European allies continue to cut defense programs and spending, the mil/aero market’s slow growth continues.   Bishop & Associates tracks 11 companies in the military/aerospace (mil/aero) market sector. This market has shown anemic results over the last five quarters, as measured by these 11 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grewRead More

How to Specify Connectors for Drones

Erich Reichenbach of Reichenbach International Inc. offers tips on how to specify connectors for drones, which require versatile, lightweight, and reliable components that perform in demanding environments.   Connectors for drone applications must be small, lightweight, rugged, reliable, and versatile, as they are exposed to a variety of demanding environments. Here are some factors to consider when specifyingRead More

TE MIL-STD-1553B PCB Connectors

TE MIL-STD-1553B PCB connectors offer a reliable mechanical and electrical data bus interface. TE Connectivity announced its MIL-STD-1553B PCB connectors for aerospace applications that offer high-speed connectivity and reliable performance in extreme conditions and environments. The new press-fit PCB connectors offer customers a robust electrical and mechanical connection between the connector and the PCB that isRead More

Military High-Speed Data Connector Requirements

The need for high-speed connections has expanded from office environments to remote and sometimes outdoor implementations, including those for the military. Here, ODU looks at the rugged high-speed data connector requirements to consider for such applications.   We’re all familiar with the types of connectors required to transfer high-speed data in our everyday lives, whether weRead More

Connector Opportunities in Homeland Defense and Border Security

Evolving technologies and next-generation systems are creating new connector opportunities in homeland defense and border security.   We know that the homeland security sector comprises two parts – land and maritime border security. Evolving technologies and next-generation systems have created new growth opportunities for the connector industry in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), and theRead More

Facts & Figures: Military Market

In this issue’s Facts & Figures column, the military market is showing slow growth but is still very profitable. The military connector market is large, achieving $3.2 billion in sales in 2014. The following table provides connector sales by geographic region for 2013 and 2014. The North American market, mostly US, accounts for approximately 50%Read More

TE Opens Wearables Lab

To address rapid growth in the wearables market, TE opens a wearables lab focused on consumer, medical, industrial, and defense applications.     TE Connectivity announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, Calif.,US. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial, and defense businesses, the lab serves as aRead More

Inside Connection: Amphenol Aerospace

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Amphenol Aerospace. Company Name: Amphenol Aerospace Headquarters: Sidney, N.Y., US About the Company Amphenol Aerospace has been designing and building proven, reliable, high-performance, harsh-environment interconnects for more than 85 years. A division of Amphenol Corporation, Amphenol Aerospace designs, manufactures, andRead More

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