Estimated Navy Cost Avoidance:
Minimum annual: $100 K
Minimum 15 Year: $1,500 K
Fleet Impact: Connectors are necessary in order to remove/install equipment for test and maintenance. Non-corroding connectors will greatly eliminate damage to existing connectors and the need to replace them.
The Navy has received the MTTC–provided wiring harnesses with composite connectors from LiteCom, Inc. After testing on Phalanx CIWS systems, it has been decided not to adopt the concept for fleet-wide application. While there is great potential that may later be realized, the Navy engineers were not comfortable with the lack of solid lock on the bayonet-style device. Further development is anticipated.
All topside systems using connectors
All systems using connectors
All ship types and classes