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Fibreco - Rugged Fibre Optic Connectors for Military Applications

Cinch's Fibreco division is a specialist designer and manufacturer of fibre optic termini, connectors and cable assemblies for a wide range of harsh environment applications.

Our expanded beam fibre optic connectors are used in land-based tactical systems, sub-sea, vehicle, aerospace, unmanned vehicle and naval communications systems worldwide.

Harsh environment fibre optic connectors

Fibreco's expanded beam range of harsh environment fibre optic connectors utilise advanced technology developed and patented by Fibreco. Expanded beam connectors offer greater reliability in extreme environments and are less sensitive to dust, dirt, mud, water, sand, oils and all contaminants associated with the military environment. Fibreco expanded beam connectors are easily cleaned and require no routine maintenance.

Fibreco expanded beam fibre optic connectors can accommodate up to 16 multimode or singlemode optical channels in a range of fully sealed shell options from hermaphroditic tactical connectors to 38999 series III derived connectors for military electronic equipment connectivity.

In addition to Fibreco's expanded beam connector solutions, we also offer terminated connectors and harnesses using standard butt-joint technology such as LC, ST, FSMA, SC, MTRJ and MIL-PRF-29504.

Other expanded beam solutions are available through Cinch with their offering from GigaCom, such as expanded beam termini and small form factor D-Subs, including #16 MIL-PRF-29504, ARINC 801 and customer solutions for POF.

Hermaphroditic tactical connectors

Fibreco offers a range of four hermaphroditic expanded beam fibre optic connectors:

  • Fibreco Mini connector: a miniature tactical connector only 21mm diameter accommodating up to four multi-mode or single-mode channels. Applications include land-based tactical communications systems and ROV connectivity
  • Fibreco Junior connector: a two or four-channel multi-mode or single-mode tactical connector conforming to MIL-DTL-83526 and DEF-STAN 00-35. Also available with 90° angled backshells
  • Fibreco Senior connector: a tactical connector offering up to eight multi-mode or single-mode optical channels and five hybrid options providing a mix of copper contacts and optical channels. Shell options include nickel aluminium bronze and stainless steel for coastal or offshore applications
  • Fibreco Maxi connector: twelve or sixteen multi-mode or single-mode optical channels in a tactical connector only 40mm diameter

38999 expanded beam connectors

A range of 38999 series III derived expanded beam connectors for vehicle, aircraft and naval electronic equipment connectivity.

  • 38999 Size 11 shell: up to four multi-mode or single-mode optical channels with straight or 90° backshell options
  • 38999 Size 15 shell: up to eight multi-mode or single-mode optical channels with straight or 90° backshell options
  • Range of connector shell materials and finishes including aluminium alloy (zinc cobalt, olive drab), nickel aluminium bronze (shot blast, non-reflective) and stainless steel (passivated)
  • Jam-nut and square-flange mount receptacles
  • Secure anti-vibration coupling
  • Electrical / optical hybrid versions

Break away 38999 expanded beam connectors

A range of snatch release 38999 series III derived expanded beam connectors for vehicle, aircraft and naval electronic equipment connectivity.

  • Multiple shell sizes up to 16 multi-mode or single-mode optical channels with straight or 90° backshell options
  • Mating and de-mating forces are variable
  • Range of connector shell materials and finishes including aluminium alloy (zinc cobalt, olive drab), nickel aluminium bronze (shot blast, non-reflective) and stainless steel (passivated)
  • Jam-nut and square-flange mount receptacles
  • Secure anti-vibration coupling
  • Electrical / optical hybrid versions

Tactical cable field repair splice

Fibreco manufactures a field splice enclosure for jointing damaged tactical cables in field conditions. The enclosure is fully sealed, provides high tensile strength and requires no power to install. Fibre splicing can be done with industry standard mechanical splices or fusion splices.

  • Repairs two or four-fibre military tactical cable
  • Mechanical or fusion splices
  • Fully sealed
  • High tensile strength
  • Re-usable
  • Full termination tool kit available

Tactical cable assemblies

Fibreco manufactures bespoke fibre optic cable assemblies for all military applications. We keep large stocks of high-quality military tactical cable and deployable cable reels ensuring short lead-times for all tactical cable assembly and harnessing requirements.

  • Tactical cable assemblies from 1m to 1000m
  • 1 to 16 fibre multimode or singlemode military tactical cable
  • Custom cable lengths
  • Wide range of deployable cable reels with third-flange and brake
  • Man-pack and vehicle mounted cable reels
  • Panel mounted connectors with zip-cord or tactical cable tails

Contact Details


Cinch Connectors
12 Flitch Industrial Estate
Chelmsford Road
Great Dunmow
CM6 1XJ
Essex
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1371 873334
Fax: +44 (0) 1371 876662
Email: sales@fibreco.co.uk
URL: www.fibreco.co.uk

Fibreco Junior MIL-DTL-83526 expanded beam fibre optic connectors
Fibreco 38999 expanded beam plug connectors. Size 15 and size 11.
Fibreco Senior, Junior and Mini tactical fibre optic connectors
Fibreco field deployable fibre optic cable assemblies
Fibreco Man-Pack military cable reel
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