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Defense-Link® by Marmon Aerospace & Defense is a Family of Ruggedized High-Speed Data Products

Manchester, NH – May 19, 2022 – Marmon Aerospace & Defense, a Marmon | Berkshire Hathaway company, historically recognized for its breadth of Mil-Spec product approvals for Aerospace & Shipboard applications is becoming recognized as the Defense market’s preferred partner on vehicular & dismounted soldier applications.  The Defense-Link® Family of Ruggedized Data products carries on the custom cable legacy of Cable USA following its 2021 merger with the Naples, FL located sister facility.

Defense-Link® ruggedized designs ranging from USB 3.1 to Category 6a cable were found across the showroom floor of The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida this week.  Marmon A&D’s ruggedized data products are found on Push-To-Talk (PTT) systems, Heads-up Display (HUDs) units, and numerous other situational awareness platforms that allow voice, data, and GPS information to move seamlessly across all levels of the battlefield.

“Defense-Link® is our way of bringing the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data cabling technology, that we as consumers use daily, to the dismounted soldier system(s).  However, there are very specific design differences between a COTS and Defense-Link® data cable, and those differences drastically increase the reliability and survivability of our products in combat conditions,” said Jeremy Shaffer, Marmon Aerospace & Defense Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

The integrators and end-users of Defense-Link® cabling have a lot to say too.  “Marmon A&D has always supported Six15’s engineering team with innovative cable constructions that exceed requirements, and they follow that work with excellent manufacturing and customer support,” said Matthew Voss, Six15 Technologies Director, Product Line Management. “They are a trusted resource that continually delivers.”  A Defense-Link® cable, specifically designed for Six15, supports the Tac-Eye 2.0 display system that shows images from computers, IR imagers, camera systems, thermal weapon sights, or any other video source.

About The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is the single most important opportunity for the SOF community to interact with industry and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators.

About Six15 Technologies

Six15 Technologies is a technology company that designs, develops, and manufactures head-up displays (HUDs) for users operating in the world’s most demanding environments.

About Marmon Aerospace & Defense LLC

Marmon Aerospace & Defense, a Marmon | Berkshire Hathaway company with locations in Manchester, NH, and Naples, FL, manufactures wire and cable solutions for the key defense markets of land, air, sea, and space. Our unparalleled expertise in military specification and custom cable technology has long held a reputation for producing innovative solutions that meet or exceed the demands of mission-critical military applications.

About Marmon Holdings, Inc.

Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, comprises 11 groups and more than 100 autonomous businesses with total annual revenue of $10 billion. Marmon’s 20,000-plus team members serve diverse industries and markets worldwide.



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