Ruggedised cables for harsh environments

Universal Networks work with both the MOD and affiliated companies to the defence industry. Requirements commonly centre around the need for high performance, easily maintained field deployable solutions that are built to last in harsh environments. However, we have also installed permanent cabling systems on military bases and test areas.

Defence Industry

Fibre Optics offer many security benefits as do not radiate any signal and are very difficult to tap into. They are also immune to EMI, providing a very reliable medium for transporting your data. The majority of our solutions use fibre to transport data between devices, from a few hundred metres to tens of kilometres. Fibre readily supports bandwidths up to 10Gbp/s over long distances.

Copper is suitable for Ethernet connections for shorter, less sensitive connections. It is an easy medium to terminate/repair and can be shielded for better EMI immunity and performance. Our outdoor cables range in specifications up to Cat6a which can support up to 10Gbp/s.

With either type of cabling, we can assemble using industry or military standard connectors and components, as required.

Rugged fibre optic and copper cabling solutions

Permanent installations or portable, deployable, reusable

MIL spec components for harshest environments (Def-STAN 60-1 Part 3, MIL-85045)

MOD approved on-site installation team


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