Harsh Military Environments Demand Tough SolutionsBy ODU AMC
There are few environments that come anywhere close to the harsh conditions of a wartime battlefield. Military equipment must be able to survive extremes of temperature, weather, vibration and shock rarely encountered in commercial applications. Key pieces of that equipment are the cables that interconnect the various devices mounted in military vehicles and on the soldiers themselves, together fulfilling applications such as short- and long-range communications, vehicle guidance and control, weapons control, and threat detection. Failure of any component in these systems could result in exposure to the enemy and the resulting death of soldiers.