The U.S. Navy has awarded Amphenol Corp. a $45 million procurement contract for the supply of fiber optic cable assembly products, further cementing the company’s position as one of the leading supplier of connectors to the military market.
Amphenol is expected to supply the fiber optic cable assembly as replacement for the light-emitted diode-based CX-13295 tactical fiber optic cable assembly used by the U.S. Marine Corps., the Department of Defense said in a statement June 27 announcing a batch of contracts.
The latest contract is being awarded to Amphenol Fiber Systems International, a Texas-based division of the Connecticut-headquartered company. Amphenol is a major supplier to the military market and has distinguished itself with offerings used in specialized sectors such as aviation, automotive and industrial.
In 2012, about 14 percent of Amphenol’s $4.3 billion was derived from the military market. It sells connectors and other components to both U.S. and foreign military institutions although many of the products are sold directly to contractors or subcontractors in the defense industry.