Defense and Military Products

Lightweight Military Cable Assemblies for Military Communications Systems

Minnesota Wire’s cable assemblies are lightweight, durable, and designed to excel in demanding military communications systems applications. Widely used for interconnecting headsets or microphones, our military cable assemblies are the perfect companion for radios, auxiliary systems, push-to-talk (PTT) systems, and other complicated or unique designs.

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Complete Mold Enclosure for Better Mate/Unmate Ergonomics

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Overmolded, Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Military Audio Plug

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Overmolded Bail-Out Audio Connector

Combat-Proven MIL-SPEC Cable Assemblies

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Print of Push-to-Talk Switch on Coil Cord Assembly

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Push-to-Talk Switch

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Audio Connector

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Defense Push-to-Talk Switch on Coil Cord Assembly

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Audio Connectors (Can be Molded)

Our injection- and insert-molding capabilities allow us to produce a wide variety of overmolded MIL-SPEC connectors for military communication systems. These ruggedized, combat-proven assemblies include shielded cables to ensure communication integrity in the field.

We design our overmolded military communications systems wire and cable components to withstand the extreme temperatures that are typically found in the theater of war. Years of cable-building experience have given us the knowledge to produce military cable systems that deliver reliable peak performance in harsh environments and severe weather conditions.

Minnesota Wire offers a broad range of conductor materials. We frequently work with:

Beryllium Copper Wire

Tinned Copper Wire

Carbon Fiber Wire

Radio Translucent iStealth® Wire

Insulation options include polyurethane, HDPE, and Teflon®

Our defense application engineers can assist in managing your project and help you in developing the perfect design to meet your military systems requirements.

Military Cables

Minnesota Wire has decades of experience in the design and fabrication of military cable assemblies. We provide effective, reliable solutions for military communications systems. We also offer MIL-SPEC cable assemblies for wiring communications systems in a range of defense vehicles, including the MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) and JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) programs.

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Military Vehicle Communications Harness (Ruggedized and MIL-SPEC)

Minnesota Wire’s harnesses pass fording/submersion requirements.

Contact Minnesota Wire to learn more or to discuss your lightweight military cable assembly needs.

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MN WIRE CEO PAUL WAGNER SPEAKING AT THE IPC E-TEXTILES 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMIT.

IPC E-Textiles 2020 Virtual Summit, October 1-2, will consist of three educational workshops and virtual demonstrations by the University of Minnesota Wearable Technology Lab.

MN WIRE CEO PAUL WAGNER SPEAKING AT THE IPC E-TEXTILES 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMIT.

IPC E-Textiles 2020 Virtual Summit, October 1-2, will consist of three educational workshops and virtual demonstrations by the University of Minnesota Wearable Technology Lab.

iSTRETCH in Defense

5 Conductor, 26 Gauge with PV Jacket coil Assembly

Minnesota Wire has begun manufacturing 8,568 specialty coil assemblies utilizing our patented iSTRETCH wire for a defense contractor. Each of the assemblies contains a sixteen-foot, six-lead cable. The sale represents the largest single sale of iSTRETCH in the company's history!

A Revolution in Possibilities

As Seen at CES 2019

MEMS STRETCH

Think—boundless. Wrap a flex circuit around Minnesota Wire’s patented iSTRETCH, attach mCube’s MEMS-based motion sensors and experience a complete revolution.

FOCUS ON INNOVATION

iSTRETCH and The Greenland Ice Sheet

An ambitious research program involving the Greenland ice sheet will utilize Minnesota Wire’s iSTRETCH cable. The project endeavors to understand how climate is affecting the flow of the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice mass on the planet and the primary cause of global sea-level rise.

MN WIRE RECEIVES MINNESOTA FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD.

MN Wire is proud to announce we have received the Minnesota Family Business Award from the Twin Cities Business Magazine!

MN WIRE FEATURED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE MAGAZINE.

MN Wire has been featured in the May 2020 edition of the National Defense Magazine.

LEE EISENBRAUN: A PASSION FOR LEARNING, COMMITMENT, AND A CAN-DO ATTITUDE.

Lee Eisenbraun began working at Minnesota Wire in 2008 as a Process Technician. Lee’s natural talent and intelligence were immediately apparent, and he was promoted to Process Technician II.

R&D Funding Through the U.S. Government

 If you have an innovative concept but are leery of costly R&D, the federal government may be able to help.

Critical Steps for Developing a Successful Medical Device Interconnect Cable

Don't miss this article written by our very own Steve Pape. Steve is Minnesota Wire's Design Engineering Manager. The article first appeared in the Medical Design Briefs, January, 2016 issue. The article is loaded with solid information.

SOLIDshot

SOLIDshot is a new wearable basketball shot improvement system that utilizes Minnesota Wire's iSTRETCH. SOLIDshot tracks and records a player's arm movement. A digital readout displays information that highlights changes the shooter needs to make—improving the form and consistency of a player's shots.

Select the link and check out the video—high scores for technology!

VETERAN'S DAY MESSAGE

Each year Minnesota Wire honors local veterans. This year we created a special video, click the link below to watch it.