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armor
Of a communications cable, a component intended to protect the critical internal components, e.g., buffer tubes or fibers, or electrical conductors, from damage from external mechanical attack, e.g., rodent attack or abrasion. [After FAA] Note: Armor usually takes the form of a steel or aluminum tape wrapped about an inner jacket that covers the critical internal components. An outer jacket usually covers the armor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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