18. CX-11230( )/G is also used in DGM telephone systems using multiplexer
TD-1233 or multiplexer-combiner TD-1234.
You become familiar with that
installation in the ACCP Subcourse 0441 on tactical telephones.
PART C - FIBER OPTIC CABLE CX-13295/G
19. Fiber optic cable assembly is currently scheduled to replace all
metallic cable CX-11230( )/G. The speed with which it replaces the cable
depends on logistics.
Several important features to remember about the cable--
a. Weighs less than metallic.
b. More cable on a reel.
c. Uses light signals instead of electrical signals.
d. Is not as easy to intercept.
f. Provides multichannel signal capabilities over smaller size cable.
g. Allows for transmission range to be up to 8 kilometers (5 miles)
h. Is easier to work with.
i. The 300-meter cable is stored on RC-435/G.
j. The 1000-meter cable is stored on RC-453B/G.
k. There are newer lightweight reels being produced to store the cable
which makes transportation even lighter.