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In today's battlefield, data plays a crucial role in providing a lifesaving advantage.

However, the systems involved in collecting, transmitting, and utilizing that data are also challenged by the harsh environment of combat. Factors such as rugged terrain, dust, mud, rain, snow, and ice can make it difficult to transmit information.

C5ISR stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. It is a term used to describe a collection of technologies and capabilities used by the military and intelligence organizations to gather, process, and disseminate information. 

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Ensuring that signals and power are delivered without interruption

The goal of C5ISR is to provide decision-makers with the information they need to operate effectively, in real-time, in complex and rapidly-changing environments. It encompasses a wide range of technologies, including satellite communication, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and cyber security, among others. The integration of these technologies allows for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of critical information to support military operations and decision-making.

Amphenol Socapex provides a wide range of interconnect solutions that can withstand the extreme conditions of combat.  We understand that connectors play a vital role in ensuring that signals and power are delivered without interruption, and we produce a broad variety of military connectors suitable for use in various applications across the defense industry. 

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Rugged connectors designed for extreme environments

In battlefield communication applications, a variety of connectors are used to connect different communication systems and equipment. 

Some common types of connectors used in battlefield communications include:

  • MIL-DTL-38999 connectors
  • Rugged Ethernet & USB  connectors and cordsets
  • Fiber Optic connectors and cordsets 

We also provide added-value solutions such as cordsets, harnesses, Ethernet switches for military applications.  

Military connectors for battlefield communications

  • MIL-STD-38999 Connectors: These connectors are used in military communication systems and equipment. They are designed to withstand the harsh conditions of battlefield environments and provide a high level of reliability and performance.
  • Rugged Ethernet & USB  Connectors: These connectors are used to connect various communication systems and equipment, including radios and antennas. They are designed to provide a secure and reliable connection for high-frequency signals.
  • Fiber Optic Connectors: These connectors are used to connect communication systems and equipment that use fiber optic cables for signal transmission. They provide a high-speed and secure connection between equipment and systems.
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Connectors for c5isR

Selecting the right connector for your application

Overall, the selection of connectors used in battlefield communication applications depends on the specific requirements of the systems and equipment being connected, including the frequency range, power requirements, and environmental conditions.

Amphenol Socapex has a long-standing history of providing interconnect solutions to the military market. It has a significant number of products that are qualified to MIL-SPEC standards and that are in use in various military platforms worldwide. 

This, along with its experience, engineering capabilities and manufacturing capabilities, made it a preferred supplier to many military programs and defense contractors.


Interconnect solutions for battlefield communications