Military connectors are heavy-duty, efficient items designed to fit the demands of the armed forces. Utilized in a variety of applications, they come in many shapes and sizes and can be found everywhere from communications offices to warfronts and naval ships.
Military connectors were concocted in the 1930s for hardcore aeronautical and tactical service applications. Setting the standard for modern military circular connectors, the Army-Navy series (Type “AN”) influenced all military connector successors. These connectors are known as Military Standard (“MIL-STD”), though they are informally called “MIL-SPEC” connectors, and are used in the aerospace, industrial, marine, and automotive commercial industries. Some of the most common types of connectors used in the military include circular, PCB, filtered, hermetically sealed, and I/O rectangular connectors. While many military connectors are designed in the United States, they are built and shipped off to countries all over the world.
Military connectors aid the armed services in an array of applications and reflect the military’s affinity for uniformity, precision, and strength. They are built to military specifications and carry a military part number that makes them easy to identify. Soldiers must love this – it makes finding one easy.
Each year, as military technology progresses, new uses for military connectors are thought up. They are often used in military applications like communication, navigation, radar, airborne and marine guidance control, and electronic warfare, but new demands consistently create new jobs and new requirements. Over the years, military connectors (the M24308 being a classic example) have become smaller and lighter, increased their bandwidth and security, and reduced energy consumption. They have also adapted to the weather and the danger of their workplaces, becoming both stronger and tougher. Durable enough to endure sizzling heat, blustery winds, and even flash floods, these connectors are ready for combat. They are also ready to handle vibration so that their connection doesn’t slip during bumpy rides.