Your Guide to MIL-STD-1553 Products

Posted in: MIL-STD-1553

If you’re looking for MIL-STD-1553 components, you’re in the right place. Based on over three decades of experience, MilesTek has built its inventory to address military avionics, aerospace, industrial and government project requirements. We realize some guidance might be helpful as you browse our huge product selection. So, we’ve simplified things by categorizing our products into four groups below and explaining their main features.

If you don’t find exactly what you need, please know we accommodate special requests, custom designs, and small- and large-volume production runs. Also keep in mind that we offer quick RFQ responses, rapid production timelines and same-day shipping.

MilesTek’s Main MIL-STD-1553 Product Lines

MIL-STD-1553 Adapters

MilesTek TRB adapters allow you to couple two cable assemblies, convert a male connection into a female or vice versa, and send one input to two outputs or two inputs to one output. The TRB bayonet design withstands severe shocks and vibrations.

MIL-STD-1553 Cable Assemblies

MilesTek offers a complete range of MIL-STD-1553 cable assemblies for data bus applications. We engineer and build them with standard or high-temperature twinaxial cable, plugs that are standard or right-angle and solder/clamp or full-crimp, and with or without bend relief. We also stock bus and scope test cables. Check out our shopping primer for data bus cable assemblies.

MIL-STD-1553 Connectors

We offer both three-slot and two-slot concentric bayonet twinaxial TRB connectors. Bayonet mounts hold more tightly than threaded mounts and are easier to attach, especially when you’re working in a small space. Other connector features we offer include bend relief, bulkhead jacks, front mount and rear mount.

MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus Couplers

MilesTek carries the most complete line of data bus couplers for MIL-STD 1553 applications, including box-style and in-line coupler designs. Configurations include one- through eight-stub box-style couplers, one- through four-stub inline couplers, and bus coupler kits. See our blog post on bus coupler considerations.

Other MIL-STD-1553 Products

We also supply MIL-STD-1553 products that don’t fit into the four categories above, such as bulk cable, relay devices and terminators. To see all of our MIL-STD-1553 product categories, click here.

For help on choosing what product is best for you, contact the MilesTek sales team at 1-877-924-1134 or via email at And don’t forget that almost all our products are in-stock and ready to ship today.

January 25, 2022