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

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

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

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.

Glenair Signature Series
MT Ferrule Fiber Optics Ruggedized, High-Density
Glenair Front Release (GFR) Fiber Optic Datalinks
Series 806 Mil-Aero Fiber Optic Datalinks
Glenair High Density (GHD) Fiber Optic Datalinks
SuperNine® Tight-Tolerance D38999 Sr. III Fiber Optics
ARINC 801 Hermaphroditic Termini Fiber Optics
Fiber Optics and Photonics for Aerospace Applications

Fiber Optics and Photonics for Aerospace Applications

Harsh-Environment Fiber Optic Connectors and Cable Assemblies
Plus Ruggedized Aerospace-Grade Photonics
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Rugged Fiber Optics and Photonics

Rugged Fiber Optics and Photonics

Rugged fiber optic systems carrying digitized video, voice and data are broadly deployed in harsh environments including specialized applications in aircraft avionics, ground systems, initiators, weapon systems, sensors, space, and other high-performance environments. Highly-engineered fiber optic termini, together with their precision-machined and/or injection molded connector packaging, are the key to delivering low data-loss and reliable, repeatable performance in rugged, harsh-applications such as space.
Interactive Module Selection Guide

Fiber Optic Termini Selection Guide

Interactive matrix of Glenair fiber optic termini, including mil-qualified M29504 part numbers as well as Glenair Signature high-density, GRIN-lens, jewel, expanded beam, and MT solutions. Complete technical specifications organized by optical performance and mechanical properties, plus direct links to all Glenair manufactured Fiber Optic Termini order information.

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 for both premise and environmental applications as well as fiber optic cable assemblies housed on deployable reels, integrated fiber optic junction-box assemblies and other tactical field and aerospace grade fiber optic solutions.

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

Slideshow Presentation

Application Examples

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Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini, and Cables

Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini, and Cables

For Military / Defense and other Harsh Environment Applications
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Complete Dimensional Details and How-To-Order Information for All Glenair Fiber Optic Datalink Technologies

Turnkey Fiber Optic Cables for Inside-the-Box and Environmental Applications

Turnkey Fiber Optic Cables for Inside-the-Box and Environmental Applications

Series 806 Mil-Aero Fiber Optic Datalinks

Series 806 Mil-Aero Fiber Optic Datalinks

Reduced size and weight • MIL-DTL-38999 performance
MIL-DTL-38999 Type Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini and Cables

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

D38999 Aerospace-Grade Fiber Optic Connectors and M29504/04 and M29504/05 Termini
Glenair High Density (GHD) Fiber Optics

Glenair High Density (GHD) Fiber Optics

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

Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fiber Optics

Reduce Size and Weight with Series 80 Mighty Mouse Fiber Optic Connectors, Termini, and Cables
SuperNine® MT Fiber Optic Connectors

SuperNine® MT Fiber Optic Connectors

Ruggedized, High-Density MT Ferrule Fiber Optics in Aerospace-Grade MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors
Series 183-001
  • Rugged MT Harsh Environment Connectors
  • Military-grade MT Connector Packaging
  • Performance-Tested MT Fiber Optics for Defense Applications
MT Fiber Optic Connectors / Series 79

MT Fiber Optic Connectors / Series 79

Miniature single-ferrule high-density MT rectangular connector solution
Series 183-003
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
Optoelectronic Interconnect Solutions for Aerospace and Other Harsh Environments

Optoelectronic 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
Next Generation (NGCON) Fiber Optics

Next Generation (NGCON) Fiber Optics

Emerging Industry Standard for a New Mil-Aero / Shipboard Fiber Optic Solution
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
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, M29504/14 (Pin) and /15 (Socket) Termini
Cables and Conduit

Cables and Conduit

High-Performance Singlemode and Multimode Fiber Optic Cable and Media Protection Conduit
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
Fiber Optic Operation

Fiber Optic Operation

Introduction to Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology and Packaging
Fiber Optic Video Library
Video (no audio) YouTube Download
Step 1 - Fiber Optic Cable Preparation
Step 2 - Fiber Optic Terminus Assembly
Step 3 - Fiber Optic Terminus Polishing
Step 4 - Fiber Optic Harness Testing
Step 5 - Fiber Optic Contact Insertion and Removal
Step 6 - Fiber Optic Terminus Cleaning and Testing

Glenair Fiber Optic Inspection / Test / Cleaning Guidelines