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QwikConnect 2020

Introducing STAR-PAN™ Mission Manager

Glenair is going all-in for the NATO WarFighter.

The Glenair STAR-PAN  Power/Data Hub Technology at your service. Plug-and-Play EUD/USB Peripheral Data Exchange Device for STAR-PAN™ Systems. The STAR-PAN Mission Manager – the newest member of the STAR-PAN system, designed to directly address the field device integration needs of today’s battlefield warriors.

Get connected and be scalable, flexible and interoperable with NATO and its Allies. Read more

Qwikconnect Jan 2020

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Happy Holidays!

Glenair wishes all of their customers and suppliers
a happy holiday and a wonderful new year!

We thank you for an amazing 2017, and look forward to an even better 2018.

This year we won’t be buying any christmas presents to our employees, but will instead donate to a foundation called Hand In Hand.

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Mighty Mouse 806 – Next-Generation High-Density Connector

Let us present the next-generation high-density connector series for demanding aerospace, defense and other harsh-application environments.

Series 806 offers significant size and weight savings while meeting key performance benchmarks for a broad range of applications such as commercial and military aerospace, industrial robotics, transportation systems and more. Designed for general use in harsh vibration, shock and environmental settings—as well as high-altitude, unpressurized aircraft zones with aggressive voltage ratings and altitude immersion standards—the Series 806 Mil-Aero features numerous mechanical design innovations including durable mechanical insert retention, radial seals and triple-ripple grommet seals. Its reduced thread pitch and re-engineered ratchet prevent decoupling problems, particularly in small shell sizes, solving one of the major problems of shell size 9 and 11 MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors.


The Mighty Mouse Series 806 Mil-Aero is an aerospace-grade ultraminiature circular connector with triple-start threaded coupling. The 806 connector is smaller and lighter than traditional aerospace connectors. Featuring size 20HD and 22HD contacts, the Series 806 offers up to twice the number of contacts with no reduction in performance. Independent laboratory testing has demonstrated that the Series 806 meets the requirements of MILDTL- 38999 Series III.


Key features for our 806: 

  • Next-generation high performance ultraminiature aerospace connector
  • Reduced pitch triple-start modified anti-decoupling stub ACME thread
  • Higher density 20HD and 22HD contact arrangements
  • +200° C operating temperature
  • High strength aluminum alloy plug barrel
  • “Triple ripple” wire sealing grommet (75,000 ft. rated)
  • Snap in, rear release crimp contacts
  • Metal contact retention clips
  • Integral Nano-Band shield termination platform
  • EMI shielding effectiveness per MIL-DTL-38999M para. 5.28 (65 dB min. leakage attenuation @ 10GHz)
  • 10,000 amp indirect lightning strike
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  • MIL-S-901 Grade A high impact shock
  • Aluminum and stainless steel versions
  • Environmental crimp contact, glass-to-metal seal PC tail and solder cup hermetics, and EMI filter versions
  • RoHS compliant nickel, nickel-PTFE, black zinc and stainless steel plus mil-grade cadmium finish options
  • Printed circuit board versions with threaded flange

Read more on our product page.
Or download our catalog [9 MB PDF]

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Glenair – Serious Interconnect Cable Capabilities


Military, aerospace, and harsh-environment industrial interconnect applications require EWIS cabling of a caliber not generally found on consumer-grade applications such as desktop computers or automobiles. In fact, the typical interconnect cable assembly made for high performance applications — from fighter jets to dismounted soldier systems — has little in common with their more pedestrian cousins in the consumer product arena including better shielding from electromagnetic interference, higher levels of environmental sealing and superior all-around
mechanical performance.

Glenair: Where Connector Manufacturing Meets Cable Harness Assembly.

If there is one thing we understand well at Glenair, it’s how to build interconnect assemblies for high-reliability systems. In fact, when it comes to protecting both electrical and optical media from mechanical stress, corrosion damage, lightning strike, physical abuse, nuclear, biological or chemical contamination and more, there is no more experienced cable operation in the business than Glenair. In large part this is due to our extensive interconnect component design and manufacturing capabilities combined with our many years of experience in military grade and harsh environmental commercial cable harness fabrication.

This issue of QwikConnect presents a comprehensive overview of the interconnect environments, materials and design regimens that go into building high-reliability cable and conduit assemblies that meet even the most stringent electrical, mechanical and environmental performance requirements.

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Read more in our latest publication of Qwikconnect.
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G1- the dawn of Glenair

Here at Glenair we have two bibles.

Two catalogs with a bit of extra weight, but also bit more close to our hearts then the rest of our library. It is our Mighty Mouse catalog on a steady 1,8 kilos and also our back shell catalog weighing in around 1,5 kilos.

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Glenair’s entire success story actually started with a back shell, our G1. The very first item number released from Glenairs factory.

But let us look back all the way to 1955. Glenair finds its roots in the company Pacific Automation Products INC. During this time ‘PAPI’ built complex, multi-conductor cables for missile and space launch vehicle applications.


Located adjacent to a runway in Glendale’s Grand Central Air Terminal, “PAPI” developed innovative methods to build jacketed cable assemblies longer than the then existing maximum of 250 feet. PAPI workers would lay out the multi-conductor cables, sometimes up to 1,000 feet in length, on the airport landing strip and carefully blow on neoprene jacketing.

Interestingly, even though these connectorized cables were destined for use in extremely high-tech space systems, their design was relatively simple by today’s standards. At the time, electromagnetic interference (EMI) was still not much of a concern, due to the limited number of electronic devices used in aerospace applications. But the rapid expansion of radio and other wave spectrum devices in aircraft and space systems heightened the number and severity of EMI and RFI problems. Pacific Automation was an early leader in the design and development of metal-wire braid shielding innovations to prevent EMI from grounding to cable conductors.

But there was no connector rear-end standardization across the industry and every connector company basically followed their own design for the number and size of threads and interlocking teeth they would incorporate onto the back-end of the connector. The increased use of braided shielding added additional complexity, as the need for shield termination backshells was fast becoming a universal requirement.

So, the clever folks at Pacific Automation Products decided to help their cable customers by launching a line of connector adapters that could be used across the broad range of mil/aero connectors. And since PAPI wanted to sell the new backshell products to all the other cable shops producing military-grade cable assemblies, they set-up  their new backshell enterprise as a separate entity to avoid potential conflicts with their erstwhile competitors.

And so Glenair was born.

Located directly across the street from PAPI, Glenair took its name from the city of Glendale and the company’s street address on Air Way.


The rapid growth of the aerospace industry in Southern California meant Glenair’s growing line of connector accessories was in high demand. And soon the success of the startup backshell business had far outstripped that of the original enterprise PAPI.

And so, following a series of organizational changes, the parent company PAPI reversed roles to become the cable division of the now prospering start-up. And still today Glenair is in peration at 1211 Air Way in Glendale, California and we are still making cables, backshells— and a whole lot more—adjacent to the former runways of Grand Central.

Do you want to read more about our back shells?

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