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Universal Joints for Defense Applications

Precisely what you need for mission-critical applications

Our u-joints (also called cardan joints) and drive shafts are designed to deliver against the most stringent specifications and withstand the harshest operational environments. Belden Universal Joints are designed to operate in the toughest tactical environments to keep equipment operating smoothly and to keep operators safe. 

Military Standard Universal Joints

  • Belden is one of few certified MS2027x, QPL listed universal joint manufacturers
  • Extensive range of tests in government-approved labs to ensure quality
  • Products meet or exceed MIL-DTL-6193 specifications
  • Different corrosion-resistant platings available
  • Customized joints and drive shafts conforming to MIL-DTL-6193 performance specifications

Armored fighting vehicle

Armored Fighting Vehicles

A special drive shaft connects the engine directly with the compressor of the climate control system. Quick and easy removal and installation are guaranteed by custom design.


Heavy-Duty Series MS20271

Heavy Duty series MS20271


Light-Duty Series MS20270

Light Duty series MS20270

Product Examples

Application Examples

  • Turret Operation and Positioning
  • Missile Launch Mechanisms
  • Control and Shift Linkeage 
  • Auxillary Systems
  • Hinges and Latches

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