Amphenol Fiber Systems International ARES Deployable Fiber Optic Reels

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) ARES Deployable Fiber Optic Reels are made with a chemical and impact-resistant polymer providing a rust-resistant, lightweight, durable reel for storage solutions and deploying fiber optic cable assemblies. The ARES reels can be stacked for storage/transit and feature separate payout/storage areas allowing the user to deploy cable as needed rather than paying out the entire stored length. The ARES Deployable Fiber Optic Reels come in various sizes to support multiple cable lengths and types. In addition, cleaning kits can be specified to support all popular harsh environment connectors, including but not limited to AFSI’s TFOCA, TFOCA-II®, TFOCA-III®, TACBeam®, M28876, and Pierside.


  • Meets A336463 CECOM reel drawing requirements
  • Strong flanges and drum are molded in one piece
  • Greater impact resistance
  • Can be dropped higher and withstand colder temperatures (as low as -60°C) than common plastic reels
  • Can be stacked on existing reels per CECOM A336463
  • Professional tool kit can be included
  • Multiple take-up flanges (divider on drum and crown)
  • Durable, foldable handle
  • Available in black, green olive drab, and desert tan
  • 85 meter to 3000 meter cable length capacity range
  • MIL-STD-1678-3, measurement 4030 temperature cycling, -55°C to +85°C
  • EIA/TIA-455-12 fluid immersion rating


  • US Army and Marine Corps tactical deployments
  • Deployable broadcast networks
  • Mobile tactical shelter systems
  • Disaster recovery
Published: 2021-11-30 | Updated: 2022-03-11