Updated: December 27th, 2019

Underwater connectors in military electronics designed for submarines and other deep-sea applications must endure pressure, temperature cycling, seawater corrosion, and different types of shock.

One of the harshest environments military electronics systems must withstand is the deep sea. Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) that dive deep must stand up to high pressure, while submarines must withstand constant pressure cycling. Other stressors for both include temperature cycling, seawater corrosion, and different types of shock.

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