Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables for Tactical Military / Defense and other Harsh Environment Applications

Fiber Optic Interconnect Solutions

Military Fiber Optics: Rugged, High-Bandwidth Military Defense and Aerospace-Grade Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini, Toolkits and Cable Assemblies for Harsh Application Environments

Military QPL and MCOTS Fiber optic interconnect technologies (MIL-DTL-38999 Type, MIL-DTL-83526 GFOCA Type, MIL-PRF-28876, ARINC 801 and more) deliver high data rate and high bandwidth performance in harsh land, sea, air, space and C4ISR applications. Precision-engineered QPL and commercial fiber optic contacts, or termini (M29504/04, M29504/05, M29504/14, M29504/15, M29504/16, M29504/18, and others) are the key to delivering low data loss and reliable, repeatable performance over long distances in mission-critical applications. But the advantages of a connection system that can transmit the equivalent of 24,000 telephone calls simultaneously through fibers thinner than a human hair – and over longer distances than would ever be possible with copper media – go beyond their mind-boggling data transmission rate.

Five reasons to upgrade to Fiber optics:

Build-to-Print Military / Aerospace-Grade Fiber Optic Cable Harness Designer's Guide

In addition to our wide range of catalog (ASAP) Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies, Glenair offers turnkey, build-to-print fiber optic harnesses and box assemblies for both premise and environmental applications. We are the actual manufacturer of the many mil-qualified and our Glenair-signature fiber optic connectors and termini used in our turnkey assemblies. We also offer fiber optic cable assemblies housed on deployable reels, integrated fiber optic junction-box assemblies and other tactical field and aerospace grade fiber optic solutions. To get started, fill out this designer's guide, then contact your local Glenair Sales office or the Factory at 818-247-6000. Or, use the on-line form to communicate your fiber optic interconnect requirements directly to the factory. Glenair offers the fastest turnaround because we make and stock all the component parts, and have one of the largest and most experienced assembly facilities in the business. Ask for a tour!

On-Line Designer's Guide and Factory Hot-Lines

Fiber Optic How-To Videos

Fiber Optic Cable Preparation - Step 1 (no audio)

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Fiber Optic Terminus Assembly - Step 2 (no audio)

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Fiber Optic Terminus Polishing - Step 3 (no audio)

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Fiber Optic Harness Testing - Step 4 (no audio)

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Fiber Optic Contact Insertion and Removal - Step 5 (no audio)

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Fiber Optic Terminus Cleaning and Testing - Step 6 (no audio)

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Glenair Fiber Optic Inspection / Test / Cleaning Guidelines

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Slideshow Presentation

Application Examples

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Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables [ 28 MB pdf ]

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MIL-DTL-38999 Type Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini and Cables

MIL-DTL-38999 Type Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini and Cables

The Standard Military-Aerospace Fiber Optic Connector and M29504 QPL / Termini Solution
Section B
Glenair High Density (GHD)

Glenair High Density (GHD) Fiber Optics

High-density connector and size #18 termini alternative to MIL-DTL-38999
Section C
Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fiber Optic

Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fiber Optics

Reduce Size and Weight with Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables
Eye-Beam® GMA Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables

Eye-Beam® GMA Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables

Easy to clean, rugged solution IAW MIL-DTL-83526/20 AND /21 • HMA Type Intermateable Ball Lens
Series 185-002
Eye-Beam® GLT Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connection System

Eye-Beam® GLT Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connection System

Innovative GRIN Lens Termini • Easy connector integration
Section E
Opto-Electronic Interconnect Solutions for Aerospace and Other Harsh Environments

Opto-Electronic Interconnect Solutions for Aerospace and Other Harsh Environments

Harsh-Environment Photonic and Fiber Optic Technologies — leveraging MIL-DTL-38999 (M29504), Series 80 Mighty Mouse, GFOCA, ARINC 801, MIL-PRF-28876, MT and other high-performance connector technologies — for Ethernet, Digital Video, High-Speed Data, and Signal Aggregation
ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connectors and Termini

ARINC 801 Fiber Optic Connectors and Termini

For High-Speed Mil-Aero Fiber-Optic Data Networking
Series 180-159
Glenair Front Release (GFR) Fiber Optics

Glenair Front Release (GFR) Fiber Optics

Innovative Drop-in Termini Solution for Individual Connector Cavity Fiber Optic Media
Section G
Next Generation (NGCON) Fiber Optics

Next Generation (NGCON) Fiber Optics

Emerging Industry Standard for a New Mil-Aero / Shipboard Fiber Optic Solution
Section H
MIL-DTL-83526 Type GFOCA Ruggedized Field Fiber Optics

MIL-DTL-83526 Type GFOCA Ruggedized Field Fiber Optics

Ruggedized Hermaphroditic Land Warfare Fiber Optic Solution
Section I
MIL-PRF-28876 Shipboard Fiber Optic Connection System

MIL-PRF-28876 Shipboard Fiber Optic Connection System

The Standard US Navy Fiber Optic Connector / Termini Solution, QPL and Commercial Equivalents, M29505/14 (Pin) and /15 (Socket) Termini
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Cables and Conduit

Cables and Conduit

High-Performance Singlemode and Multimode Fiber Optic Cable and Media Protection Conduit
Section K
Fiber Optic Termination, Inspection, and Troubleshooting Tools and Kits

Fiber Optic Termination, Inspection, and Troubleshooting Tools and Kits

Industry-Standard and Glenair Installation and Maintenance Tooling for MIL-DTL-38999 Type Systems (MIL-PRF-29504 /4 and /5 Termini), Glenair Front Release (GFR), and Others
Section L
Fiber Optic Operation

Fiber Optic Operation

Introduction to Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology and Packaging
[ 2 MB pdf ]
Section M