Military Critical Technical Data Agreement

Helpful Information:
Rigger’s Guide to proper swaging techniques

Wire Rope and Tool Selection

There are inconsistencies in cable diameters and specifications from import suppliers of wire rope and import suppliers of hand swaging tools. When swaging Locoloc brand copper sleeves using Locoloc brand swaging tools, Loos recommends using only wire rope that is certified to MIL-DTL-83420, RR-W-410E, or ASTM-A-1023 and traceable to the manufacturer of the wire rope. This is a a Rigger’s Guide to Wire Rope and Tool Selection. Here is a quick reference guide to MIL-DTL-83420 that specifies the type, composition, and diameter of the required aircraft cable.