KITCO Fiber Optics is part of the Marmon Aerospace and Defense Group of companies delivering expert connectivity solutions to the military and aerospace marketplace. In 2017, Marmon Aerospace & Defense LLC, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, acquired KITCO because of its leadership position in the specialty, military, and aerospace fiber optic industries. Together, the two businesses offer defense industry customers unique, focused product and service capabilities for electrical, fiber optic, and communication solutions.
KITCO Fiber Optics is a leading provider of fiber optic connectivity products and consulting services to the military and commercial communications industry. We specialize in the design and fabrication of fiber optic tools, toolkits, and custom cable assemblies. We also produce private label kits for a number of major connector manufacturers and sell our own broad line of products.
Our four major areas of expertise:
Technical Services – Shipboard Fiber Installations, Conventional & Blown Optical Fiber, Worldwide Support, Technicians NAVSEA Certified IAW Drawing 8477552, Umbilical & TFOCA Reel Testing & Sustainment
Training – NAVSEA Certification Training, two Classrooms in Virginia Beach, two Classrooms in San Diego, Mobile Training Teams, ETA Certification, Training in Strict Adherence to MIL-STD-2042(SH). Interactive Media Training is in development and is designed to support the classroom experience.
Kitting – Shipboard Kits adhere to NAVSEA Qualified Parts List (QPL) & Recommended Products List (RPL), MIL-STD-2042(SH), Test Kits, Cleaning & Inspection Kits, Consumable Kit, Ground Tactical Kits, & Commercial Private Labeled Kits. Many of the tools in our kits are tools designed and invented by our engineers at KITCO.
Cable Assemblies – We fabricate and assemble Specialized Reference & Launch Cables, MQJs (Measurement Quality Jumpers), EHP (External Hull Penetrator), Interferometer, ORL, Link Loss, Multiple Insertion Loss, Umbilical Cable Assemblies, Fusion Splicing, Prefabricated Ship Sets.
Our Technical Services division
Our technicians travel worldwide to perform on-site terminations, splicing, troubleshooting, and testing. Our training division provides hands-on training and certification programs in the same manner.
We have been recognized within the defense industry as fiber optic experts and for over 20 years have customized our products and services to meet strict military standards. We work with and support major defense contractors and government agencies such as SERCO, AMSEC, Boeing, General Dynamics, L3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, HII Newport News Shipbuilding, & MARCORPSYSCOM Quantico.
Our mission is to be the leading provider of fiber optic connectivity products, training, and services to the military and commercial communications industry. We will do this by exceeding our customers’ expectations for service, quality, and responsiveness by listening to our customer’s needs and developing viable solutions.
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