Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) is pleased to announce that their TACBeam® connector is now qualified to the MIL-DTL-83526/20 & /21 specification. Approval to this standard makes it the best choice for harsh environment fibre optic ground-based applications around the world.


Key features of the TACBeam®:

  • Full qualification to the M83526/20 & /21 specification
  • The only dual wavelength qualified single mode expanded beam connector
  • Low loss, stable and consistent performance between channels
  • Reusable mechanical aramid retention system; no crimp, no potting
  • Field repairable at all levels
  • Compatible with other suppliers to the MIL-DTL-83526/20 & /21 specification
  • No special polishing technique
  • No lens spacer
  • No special assembly processes
  • Clear & concise termination process
  • Compatible with industry standard cables


Approval to the standard also reaffirms AFSI’s position as the global leader in harsh environment fibre optic systems. AFSI designs, manufactures, markets and supports reliable and innovative fibre optic interconnect solutions that withstand the harsh environment of military, aerospace, oil & gas, mining, industrial and broadcast applications. Connectors and assemblies are available through their only UK based Value Added Distributor – Tech Optics Ltd.


Whenever there is a need for a superior cost-effective fibre optic system that will stand up to demanding operating environments, you can rely on AFSI / Tech Optics for high quality, short lead times, unparalleled fibre expertise, and excellent sales and technical support.