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Molded Cables and Connectors

L3 Unidyne manufactures molded cable assemblies that meet the requirements of NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020/MLDG, the manual for Underwater Cable Assembly and Encapsulated Components Fabrication, Repair, and Installation and NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-040/MLDG, the manual for Splicing Cables. L3 Unidyne engineers and technicians provide the full range of services for production of molded cable assemblies, including:

  • Reverse engineering
  • Mold design
  • Mold fabrication
  • Connectorization using both fiber and copper
  • Assembly fabrication
  • Marking and labeling
  • Electrical and hydrostatic testing

Our cable mold facility was established under contract to NAVSEA in 1992 to respond to the high rate of cable failures in the fleet. It was one of the first facilities to utilize glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) connector technology, fabricating over 5,000 cables with zero failures. With the evolution of connector technology to non-conductive coatings, we have fabricated over 15,000 cable assemblies, again with zero failures.

The following is a sample of submarine and surface combatant cable assemblies that we have fabricated:

  • Submarine retractable bow planes
  • Towed arrays
  • AN/BQQ-5 Sonar
  • AN/BQS-15 Under Ice Navigation/Close Avoidance Sonar
  • AN/BQS-14 Under Ice Navigation Sonar
  • AN/BQH-1 Sound Velocity Profiles
  • AN/BQN-17 Fathometer
  • AN/BQR-7 Conformal Hull Array Sonar
  • AN/BSY-1 Acoustic Set
  • Vertical Launch System (VLS)
  • High Frequency Sail Array (MIDAS)
  • AN/BQG-5 Wide Aperture Array (WAA)
  • Secondary Propulsion Motor (SPM)
  • OK-276 Flushing Motor
  • OK-542 Towed Array Handling System
  • OK-643 Towed Array Handling System
  • Dry Deck Shelter
  • MK 38 Machine Gun System
  • AN/SQS-53 Sonar (TR-313, TR-330 and TR-343 Stave Arrays)

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