TE Connectivity (TE) has released its O.C.H. micro circular connectors, in accordance with standards specified by the U.S. Army’s Nett Warrior program. TE designed its circular connectors to meet these rigorous performance requirements, and they are now the second authorized source of Nett Warrior connectors for use in Nett Warrior soldier systems and peripheral devices.
The Nett Warrior program was developed to directly connect ground soldiers to the Army’s tactical network through instant communication tools. Engineers strive to make these communication devices smaller and lighter to take extra weight off the backs of soldiers. The U.S. Army also requires certain mechanical and performance standards, including MIL-STD-810G.
“In today’s world, dismounted soldiers in the field rely upon instant communications to assure informational superiority on the battlefield, and our O.C.H. Micro Circular connectors are built to withstand the harsh conditions soldiers endure and provide that connection they can count on,” said Steven McIntire, Senior Manager, Product Management of Aerospace, Defense & Marine at TE Connectivity. “Given our leadership in harsh environment solutions, we are excited to provide the industry with a second source authorized by the U.S. Army for use in the Nett Warrior system.”
In addition to the above specifications, TE’s O.C.H. micro circular connectors feature breakaway coupling, enabling quick connection and single-action disconnection that battlefield conditions require. The lightweight aluminum shell and thermoplastic inserts provide a small, rugged package well-suited for soldier-worn applications.