In 1999, Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) designed the TFOCA connector series as a direct replacement for the connector portion of the US Army’s legacy TFOCA (Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly) equipment. This connector series has become known simply as “TFOCA.” The AFSI TFOCA series has been formally approved by CECOM (US Army Communications Electronics Command Fort Monmouth, New Jersey) and meets the performance criteria as specified in MIL-C-83526. In addition, AFSI is fully qualified and formally approved by CECOM to fabricate cable assemblies using the AFSI TFOCA connector. These assemblies have been tested in accordance with MIL-C-49292.
The TFOCA connector is a hermaphroditic design utilized for tactical deployable communications systems. This genderless characteristic allows for concatenations of cable assemblies without regard for connector interface compatibility.
The ruggedized connector and housing will withstand the repeated handling and mating cycles typically required for rapid fiber optic cable deployment and retrieval in a tactical environment.