Category: Military / Defense

For over 50 years Air Electro (AEI) has been a market leader in providing custom and standard solutions to the Military Aerospace and Defense industry. Whether the application involves Military Transport, Smart Soldier, or Ground/Air Support, AEI can provide an interconnect solution. MilAero solutions provided by AEI include MIL-DTL 38999, MIL-DTL 26482, MIL-DTL 83723, MIL-DTL 5015, and MIL-DTL 83513. Defense products provided include Quick Connect / Disconnect (JDX * 8D8 – *D9 Series), R.F. Connectors (SN 1767 – SN 2297, MIL-DTL 1553B, and 8 Bus Ser.), and Rack & Panel Connectors (S700 Series, ARINC 400 and 600 Series), Engine Connectors (8533 Ser. and MIL-DTL 38999 Ser. III), and Hermetics (D, SUB H Series).

Military Connectors Defined

Military connectors were developed in the 1930s and originally used for extreme 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
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Reliable Operation and Performance in the Field

When it comes to military field performance connection, Air Electro is proud to offer Souriau by Eaton’s line. As a market leader for more than 50 years, Souriau by Eaton’s expertise in interconnect solutions for defense includes a wide range of military-standard products, which are fully qualified by the related organizations. Since the defense industry is
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MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors are Ready for the Harshest Environments

MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are miniature, high-density circular connectors made for some of the most demanding conditions and harshest environments imaginable. These electrical connectors have been intentionally designed to meet very strict Mil-Spec requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense to establish an industry standard for performance and reliability. Despite being designed for the military,
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Northrop Selects AEI Manufacturing to Supply Contacts for Their BACN Program

In September 2020, Northrop Grumman selected AEI Manufacturing to supply the electrical connector contacts for their BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node) for their Global Hawk. PC tail contacts are an effective and streamlined way to marry connectors to PC boards, flex circuits, and other electrical equipment. However, due to the unique dimensional constraints of every
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