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Article about Military COTS Connectors
“The trick to offering viable connector products for aerospace and defense applications without qualifying these products to military specifications (MIL-SPECs) is meeting the core military or open-systems standards.
Meeting MIL-STD-810, for example, can be an alternative to qualifying products to specific military standards, which can end up to be dated and inappropriate for today’s demands for small size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP), experts say.
Designers of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products need to determine the expected operating environments for aerospace and defense applications, and test for the appropriate standards, experts say.”