Military Grade Connectors

Find military connector manufacturers and suppliers of MS Connectors for unmanned and autonomous systems; UAVs, drones, UAS, UUVs, USVs, UGVs and robotics.
Overview Military Grade Connectors
By Technology Editor Last updated: February 16th, 2021

Mil Standard Connectors for UAS

Mil spec electrical and fiber optic connectors adhere to standards designed to ensure dependable performance within harsh environments, whilst withstanding EMI (electromagnetic interference), extreme temperatures and excesses of shock and vibration, all of which can factor within unmanned aerial applications such as drones and UAVs. MS connectors within UAS (unmanned aerial systems) are often suitable for the SWaP (size, weight and power) constraints of tactical service equipment such as avionics, radar, weapons systems and medical equipment.

IEC standard 60529 & IP68 MS Connectors

Fischer MS Connectors qualified to MIL and IEC standards

Fischer MS Connectors qualified to MIL and IEC standards

Ingress Protected Connectors

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standard 60529 or EN 60529 (the European standard equivalent) signifies the degree of ingress protection of electrical technology such as connectors.
The IP (ingress protection) Code indicates the level of protection against dust and liquids, provided by electrical enclosures such as connectors. Such protection is vital to the continuous operation of electrical equipment in harsh environments.

Controlled Environment Military Grade Connectors

LEMO M Connector tested to EIA 364 and MIL-STD 810F

LEMO M Connector tested to EIA 364 and MIL-STD 810F

MIL-STD-810 Mil-spec Connectors

Connectors that comply with MIL-STD-810 have been developed according to proven design and engineering methods to withstand harsh conditions, including extremes of temperature, acceleration, shock and vibration, whilst operational and in storage.

As well as low pressure and altitude testing, resistance to the following is also addressed; rain, humidity, mould, rust, sand and dust.

MIL-DTL-38999 Mil-aero Connectors

MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are split between 4 series, each referring to combinations of attributes required in the field, such as ease of disconnect and coupling, blind mating, SWaP constraints and SWAMP (resistance to severe wind and moisture problems), as well as endurance against extremes of temperature and vibration.

Cinch Military Grade Connectors Qualified to MIL-DTL-83513

Cinch Military Grade Connectors Qualified to MIL-DTL-83513

MIL-DTL-83513 Mil-std Connectors

Also referred to as Micro-D connectors, MIL-DTL-83513 connectors are known for electrical integrity and are often used within UAV and drone design. Proven to withstand demanding usage in extreme environments, MIL-DTL-83513 connectors provide high current capabilities whilst conforming to SWaP limitations.