Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables

Fiber Optic Interconnect Solutions

Rugged, High-Bandwidth Military 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 fiber optic contacts, or termini (MIL-PRF-29504 QPL / COTS 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. To get started, fill out this designer's guide, then contact your local Glenair Sales office or the Factory at 818-247-6000. 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!

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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

Interconnect Product Showcase

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Related Catalogs

Download the complete catalog:
Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables [ 27 MB pdf ]
MIL-DTL-38999 Type

MIL-DTL-38999 Type

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

Glenair High Density (GHD)

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

Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fiber Optic

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

Eye-Beam® GMA Expanded Beam Connectors and Cables

IAW MIL-DTL-83526/20 AND /21 • HMA Type Intermateable Ball Lens
Series 185-002
Eye-Beam® GLT Expanded Beam F/O Connection System

Eye-Beam® GLT Expanded Beam F/O Connection System

Innovative GRIN Lens Termini • Easy connector integration
Section E
Opto-Electronic Interconnect Solutions

Opto-Electronic Interconnect Solutions

Small-Form Factor
For Harsh-Environment Ethernet, Video, High-Speed Data, and Signal Aggregation
Capability Guide
ARINC 801 Connectors and Termini Catalog

ARINC 801 Connectors and Termini Catalog

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

Glenair Front Release (GFR)

Innovative Solution for Individual Connector Cavity Fiber Optic Media
Section G
Next Generation (NGCON)

Next Generation (NGCON)

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

MIL-DTL-83526 Type GFOCA

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

MIL-PRF-28876 Shipboard

The Standard US Navy Fiber Optic Connector / Termini Solution
Section J
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), Glenair Front Release (GFR), and Others
Section L
Fiber Optic Operation

Fiber Optic Operation

Introduction to Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology and Packaging Section M Appendix
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