AFSI offer new fiber optic connector for space applications

5 09 2011

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) has provided another boost to the aerospace electronics industry by releasing a brand new connector.

The fiber optic MIL-STD-83522 style connector complies with NASA material guidelines for all space applications.

AFSI’s connectors have been tested ASTM E 595 to evaluate the boot’s outgassing properties and are available for all of the popular fiber sizes.

The new release is a continuation of AFSI’s position as a leader in harsh environment fiber optic cable assemblies and components.

The release also reiterates the important link which has been established between the aerospace sector and the UK electronics manufacturing sector.

A recent report suggests that aerospace remains one of the most important manufacturing sectors for the UK electronics industry as a whole.

Mark Prisk, the minister for business, has reiterated the importance of the aerospace sector, particularly in terms of the supply and manufacture of components.

“Aerospace companies in the UK directly employ around 100,000 highly skilled individuals and support many more jobs across the wider UK economy,” stated Prisk.

“We are number one in Europe and number two in the world, with a 17% global market share,” continued Prisk, speaking at the first meeting of the Aerospace Growth Partnership.

Manufacturing contributes approximately 18% of the UK’s GDP, with aerospace being one of the main reasons for this.

The sector’s annual turnover is rated at approximately £22 billion, with export business accounting for 70% of that turnover.

The manufacturing of an extensive variety of equipment, both large and small, which is vital for the construction of aeroplanes, is of major importance.

Amphenol also produce connectors and additional electronic equipment for a variety of other sectors and applications.

For details of all the products available from Amphenol and other leading suppliers, visit





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