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October 3rd, 2017

TE Connectivity Releases New O.C.H. Micro Circular Connectors

TE Connectivity (TE) has released their 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 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.

Steven McIntire, Senior Manager, Product Management of Aerospace, Defense & Marine at TE Connectivity, related that “in today’s world, dismounted soldiers in the field rely upon instant communications to assure informational superiority on the battlefield. TE's O.C.H. Micro Circular connectors are built to withstand the harsh conditions soldiers endure and provide that connection they can count on. Given the firm's leadership in harsh environment solutions, TE is excited to provide the industry with a second source authorized by the U.S. Army for use in the Nett Warrior system.