Advanced Performance MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Style Connectors
The evolution of multi-pin circular electrical connectors used in harsh environmental conditions such as military aerospace began with the MIL-DTL-5015 — formerly known as MIL-C-5015 — employed in US and NATO military systems since the 1950s. This connector family, perhaps due to the simplicity of its design and its wide range of power and signal contact arrangements, became a universal standard. Originally outfitted with a threaded mating interface, solder cup wire terminations and displacement rubber contact retention, this standard density connector has been used in applications as diverse as geophysical exploration and combat fighter jets for well over 60 years.
QwikConnect > October 2014