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Applications for Mil-Spec Wiring & Cable Assemblies

February 3, 2022

At Carr Manufacturing Company (CMC), we specialize in designing and developing cable and wire assembly solutions. We are a women-owned company in California that works with clients across diverse industries and military organizations to create innovative, cost-effective cable and wire assemblies. Our team of experts manages the manufacturing and assembly processes in-house as part of our commitment to transparency and quality.

This page will provide an overview of our military specification, or Mil-Spec, cable assemblies and their applications.

Where Are Our Mil-Spec Cable Assemblies Typically Used?

We design and deliver customized cable assemblies that meet or exceed the unique requirements of military operations, which must withstand extreme environments and require critical zero-fail use cases. Here are some of the most popular use cases for our standard and custom-developed Mil-Spec cable assemblies.

Soldier Worn Systems

We develop cable assemblies with elastic components. This is crucial for wearable electronic systems that soldiers wear outside of bulky military gear, inside clothing layers, or integrated with armor products. In addition to elasticity, our cable assemblies offer these additional features:

  • Radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding to ensure minimal or no disruption of signal and power transmission
  • High-strength signal components
  • Resistance to environmental contaminants (water, dust, dirt, and sand)


Aviation components in industrial, commercial, and military contexts need to be able to withstand extreme force, temperatures, and pressure. Because aircraft components should be lightweight and effective, we build our aviation cable assemblies with light, strong alternatives to metal. We also build in click fasteners so each component is fast and easy to install.

Defense Vehicles

Our connectors are designed to be lightweight, stress-resistant, and compact. As a result, they can easily fit into defense vehicles without stressing weight-sensitive components or overcrowding interior space. For defense vehicles that will be exposed to marine environments, extreme weather, and water, we create waterproof assemblies and jackets. This ensures that the electronic systems will continue to perform reliably while traversing wet environments or operating in the rain.


Military applications require robust communications hardware that can withstand extreme environments with zero risk of part failure or signal interruption. Our Mil-Spec wires and cable assemblies can support power and communication signal applications. 

Our extensive options for military communications clients include materials ranging from metals (beryllium copper and tinned copper) to polymers (HDPE, PVC, and Teflon). Our communication components can be used in headsets, Push-to-Talk (PTT) systems, radios, and more.

Mil-Spec Wire and Cable Assemblies from Carr Manufacturing

At Carr Manufacturing, we specialize in high-quality, durable wiring and cable assemblies for electrical applications that require compliance with Mil-Spec standards. CMC utilizes components from trusted manufacturers like Glenair, Amphenol, and ITT Cannon. Clients can choose from our inventory of standard assemblies or start a project for a custom-designed solution. In addition to Micro-D and Mighty-Mouse standards, we adhere to these Mil-Spec standards during each stage of development:

  • MIL-DTL-83723
  • MIL-DTL-83513
  • MIL-DTL-38999
  • MIL-DTL-26482
  • MIL-DTL-24308
  • MIL-DTL-5015
  • MIL-PRF-55339
  • MIL-PRF-39012

Military applications require components that are built to provide consistent performance in aircraft, land and marine vehicles, wearable gear, communications systems, and more. Contact us today to learn more about our standard selection of Mil-Spec components and capabilities.

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