Military & Aerospace

Rugged, High-Performance Interconnects



Sudden Service®

Samtec delivers Sudden Service® solutions for standard and application-specific military and aerospace designs to meet the stringent quality, production and compliance requirements of our customers. The combined efforts of Samtec's on-going Severe Environment Testing initiative with our extremely flexible high-speed interconnects provides a quick turn and cost-effective solution for military and aerospace applications that require reliable performance and durability.


  • Certified ISO-9001
  • Cost-Effective
  • Short Lead-Times
  • No Minimum Order Quantity
  • Full Qualification Testing Online


  • Modified COTS Built to Samtec's Print
  • Manufacturing Location Control Available
  • Product Specification Control Available
  • Non-Standard Options Available
  • AS9102 FAI Available
  • ITAR Control Available


  • Modified COTS Built to Samtec's Print
  • AS9102 FAI Available
  • Non-Standard Options Available
  • Similar Part Qualification Testing Online


Samtec offers a wide variety of solutions for any type of military and aerospace applications.


Choose from some of Samtec's most popular products for Military & Aerospace

Rugged Tiger Eye™ Systems

Tiger Eye™ High-Cycle, High-Reliability Connectors

Tiger Eye™ high-cycle, high-reliability connector systems feature Samtec's most rugged contact system rated to 1,000+ mating cycles in 0.80 mm, 1.27 mm and 2.00 mm pitches, with a variety of ruggedizing options.

  • High-reliability Tiger Eye™ three-finger BeCu contact system

  • Choice of 0.80 mm, 1.27 mm and 2.00 mm pitch

  • Optional locking and latching systems for higher withdrawal force

  • Standard and cost-saving designs

  • Extended Life Product™ testing available

  • Severe Environment Testing (SET) available (Visit

  • Discrete wire cable assemblies, components and tooling available

Rugged Tiger Eye Systems


SEARAY™ High-Density Open-Pin-Field Arrays

These high-speed, high-density open-pin-field arrays allow maximum grounding and routing flexibility.

  • Maximum routing and grounding flexibility

  • Lower insertion/extraction forces vs. typical array products

  • 56 Gbps PAM4 performance

  • Up to 560 I/Os in open pin field design

  • 1.27 mm (.050") pitch

  • Rugged Edge Rate® contact system

  • Can be “zippered” during mating/unmating

  • Solder charge terminations for ease of processing

  • Meets Extended Life Product™ (E.L.P.™) standards

  • Analog Over Array™ capable

  • 7–18.5 mm stack heights

  • Vertical, right-angle, press-fit

  • Elevated systems to 40 mm

  • 85 Ω systems

  • Standards: VITA™ 47, VITA™ 57.1 FMC™VITA™ 57.4 FMC+™, VITA™ 74 VNX™, PISMO™ 2

  • IPC J-STD-001F, requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies – meets class 3 acceptability criteria for high-performance/harsh environment electronic products (SEAM/SEAF series only)

  • IPC-A-610F, acceptability of electronic assemblies – meets class 3 acceptability criteria for high-performance/harsh environment electronic products (SEAM/SEAF series only)

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Razor Beam™ Self Mating High Speed Rugged Cables

Razor Beam™ Self Mating High Speed Rugged Cables

Razor Beam™ self mating high speed rugged cables come in vertical or right angle options and offer rugged screw down options for added reliability

  • 50 ohm single-ended signal routing

  • 38 AWG micro ribbon coax cable

  • Rugged screw down option

  • Vertical or right-angle end options

  • 0.50 mm (.0197") pitch

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AcceleRate® Slim Direct Attach Cable Assemblies

AcceleRate® Slim Direct Attach Cable Assemblies

AcceleRate® is the industry's slimmest cable system with direct attach technology and ultra low skew twinax cable for 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) speeds and PCIe® 6.0/CXL® 3.1 capable.

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  • Incredibly slim 7.6 mm width

  • High-density 2-row design

  • Supports 64 Gbps PAM4 (32 Gbps NRZ) applications

  • PCIe® 6.0/CXL® 3.1 capable

  • 8, 16 and 24 differential pair options available

  • 16 differential pair option can support PCIe® x4 plus sidebands

  • 24 differential pair option can support PCIe® x8 plus sidebands

  • 34 AWG, 100 Ω Eye Speed® ultra low skew twinax cable

  • Improved signal integrity by eliminating transition board and its variability

  • Mating board level socket (ARF6 Series) features standard rugged weld tabs for increased stability on the PCB

  • Rugged metal latching and shielding

  • “Reversed Polarity” pinout option for reduced Far-End Crosstalk

  • View the full line of AcceleRate® products

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mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Connectors

mPOWER® Ultra Micro Power Connectors
Ultra micro mPOWER® 2.00 mm pitch power connectors with up to 18 Amps for board-to-board, cable-to-board and board-to-board applications.
  • One product family that supports cable-to-board, cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications

  • Up to 18 A per blade

  • 40% space savings compared to traditional power systems

  • 2–10 power blades on a 2.00 mm pitch

  • 5 mm to 16 mm, 18 mm & 20 mm stack heights

  • Discrete wire cable assemblies, with rugged latching, simplify board layout and deliver power directly to active components in the system

mPOWER Ultra Micro Power Connectors

Magnum RF™

Magnum RF™ Ganged, Multi-Port, High-Frequency Connectors

Ganged, multi-port RF blocks and cable assemblies for millimeter wave applications. Ideal when space is limited and a high operating frequency is required.

  • High-density, space-saving design

  • Push-on interface with varying retention forces

  • Ganged, SMPM connectors: operate mode-free up to 65 GHz

  • Micro-miniature SMPM style enables smaller bundle sizes for weight savings and increased airflow

  • 50 ohm impedance

  • Cable-to-board and board-to-board solutions

  • Bullet adaptors allow for axial and radial misalignment, and blind mate

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Testing and Certifications

Samtec's products are tested to or beyond industry standards to ensure quality and performance in military and aerospace applications.

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Samtec is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified with AS9102 First Article Inspections available, and fully integrated with in-house tooling, plating and automated manufacturing capabilities that provide for advanced development, low-cost, quick turn and high volume production. In addition, Samtec is International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered and products are compliant with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to protect the national security of the United States.

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