ROANOKE, Va., 9 Aug. 2005. Optical Cable Corp. in Roanoke, Va., earned U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) certification as a qualified supplier of ground tactical fiber optic cable. The company now meets the guidelines of MIL-PRF-85045/8A, company officials say.
the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) in Columbus, Ohio, verified that Optical Cable passed a series of optical, environmental, and mechanical tests as defined in MIL-PRF-85045/8A.
Optical Cable's manufacturing facility also earned DOD certification as a MIL-STD-790F facility, which requires compliance with government requirements for product design, documentation, process control, and management practices.
"Optical Cable Corporation's military-grade fiber optic cables are currently deployed worldwide by the U.S. military in every significant operational theater, providing secure and reliable tactical communications," says Barney Dean, Optical Cable's military and government sales manager.
"Now with our newly qualified products, the U.S. military will have access to a full MIL SPEC ground tactical fiber optic cable for their communications needs," He says. For more information contact Optical Cable online at www.occfiber.com.