MIL-DTL-38999 - Connecting Past To Future of Military Aviation

MIL-DTL-38999 - Connecting The Past To The Future of Military Aviation

In 2004, as the aerospace industry celebrated 100 years of flight, Michael A. Clarke chronicled the evolution of military aviation for the National Academy of Engineering. He wrote that the advancements achieved in aviation during the 20th century were greater perhaps than all the breakthroughs in medicine, chemistry, physics and other scientific fields. Although Clarke does not mention it specifically, it can be argued that no single invention has played a larger role in enabling the evolution of military aerospace technology than one of its smallest components: the circular connector.

MIL-DTL-38999 - Connecting Past To Future of Military Aviation

MIL-DTL-38999 - Connecting The Past To The Future of Military Aviation

In 2004, as the aerospace industry celebrated 100 years of flight, Michael A. Clarke chronicled the evolution of military aviation for the National Academy of Engineering. He wrote that the advancements achieved in aviation during the 20th century were greater perhaps than all the breakthroughs in medicine, chemistry, physics and other scientific fields. Although Clarke does not mention it specifically, it can be argued that no single invention has played a larger role in enabling the evolution of military aerospace technology than one of its smallest components: the circular connector.