Umbilical – Lanyard Release


Immerse yourself in the realm of aerial connectivity with our cutting-edge Umbilical Cables. Expertly crafted for Military Avionics Aircraft Weapons systems, these cables function a crucial role in facilitating communication and power transfer between the aircraft and the stores (weapons or external equipment) through the expanse of the sky.

What is Umbilical (Lanyard Release) Cable?

Umbilical cables are advanced, multi-functional cable assemblies that possess a unique high reliability electrical connector feature known as “Quick disconnect umbilical electrical connectors” or “Lanyard Release Fail Safe Connectors”

The Advantages of Military Quick Disconnect Umbilical Electrical Connectors.

  1. Rapid Deployment: Quick disconnect, Lanyard Release fail save connectors are designed for swift connectivity and dis-connectivity, enabling rapid deployment and retraction of military equipment. This is crucial for scenarios that require fast and efficient response times.
  2. Secure Connection: Military applications often involve harsh environments and potential threats. Quick disconnect connectors in these settings are engineered to provide a secure and reliable electrical connection, ensuring mission-critical communication and power transmission even in challenging conditions.
  3. Waterproof and Environmental Sealing: Military operations may involve exposure to water, dust, and other environmental elements. Quick disconnect connectors for military applications are often designed to be waterproof and environmentally sealed, safeguarding sensitive electronics from damage.
  4. EMI/RFI Shielding: Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) can compromise communication systems. Military quick disconnect connectors are typically equipped with effective shielding to minimize the impact of EMI/RFI, ensuring reliable and secure data transmission.


  1. Military Avionics Aircraft Weapons systems: MIL-STD-1760 is primarily used for connecting and integrating various types of munitions, such as bombs, missiles, and guided weapons, to the aircraft’s avionics and power systems.
  2. Pylons and Racks: The standard is applied to the electrical connections between the aircraft’s pylons or racks (external stores stations) and the weapons or stores mounted on them.
  3. Stores Management Systems: MIL-STD-1760 cables are utilized in the connection between the aircraft’s Stores Management System (SMS) and the external stores. The SMS is responsible for managing and controlling the release of weapons.
  4. Communication and Power Transfer: The cables are designed to facilitate communication and power transfer between the aircraft and the attached stores. This includes the exchange of data, control signals, and power supply necessary for the operation of weapons or external equipment.
  5. Smart Weapons Integration: MIL-STD-1760 is essential for the integration of “smart” or precision-guided weapons, as it ensures standardized communication interfaces that allow the aircraft to control and guide these weapons.
  6. Multi-Role Aircraft: The standard is commonly used in multi-role aircraft, where the ability to carry and release a variety of stores is crucial. It provides a common interface, allowing for interoperability between different types of aircraft and stores.
  7. Military Aircraft Across Services: MIL-STD-1760 is not limited to a specific type of aircraft but is applied across various military aircraft platforms, including fighter jets, bombers, and other fixed-wing aircraft.

The use of MIL-STD-1760 facilitates interoperability and standardization, allowing for a more flexible and efficient deployment of various munitions and external stores across different military aircraft. The standardization helps streamline logistics, maintenance, and mission planning processes.

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