Nothing is more important on the battlefield than having a reliable system. As military and defense systems grow more complex, electronic soldier systems, weapon systems, and unmanned vehicles must balance superior and reliable performance with space and weight savings.
TE develops connectivity solutions that meet these challenges in rugged harsh environments and applications from power distribution to defense networking.
The company will highlight some of its latest products for harsh these military systems, including the INSTALITE ZH-15 tubing, which is the first heat shrinkable tubing to combine high-temperature and zero halogen capabilities in a lightweight material. The Ceelok FAS-X connector is a high speed solution for 10Gb/s data delivery, available in aluminum or composite shells. TE’s range of 38999 connectors are mil spec qualified and available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, materials and finishes to meet virtually any need.
TE also makes weight savings a priority when it comes to materials. TE uses composites in place of metal enclosures to give the mechanical and electrical benefits of metal but with lower weight and costs and higher corrosion resistance. TE also uses carbon nanotube technology (CNT) in military systems such as satellites, UAVs, and military aircraft for significant weight reductions in the thousands of pounds.