MIL Spec 39006, Now available in LEVEL R

Exxelia's MIL-STD-39006 wet tantalum slugs have achieved an “R” reliability level ie failure rate of 0.01% per 1000 hours

Exxelia, global manufacturer of complex passive components and subsystems for harsh environments, is expanding its line of MIL-PRF-39006/22 & MIL-PRF-39006/25 tantalum capacitors, with the support of the reliability level R.

MIL-PRF-39006 tantalum capacitors equivalent to CLR79 and CLR81 series: this is the new range of gelled tantalum capacitors meeting the standards required by the US Department of Defense in the manufacturing of components (compatibility & reliability).  

Exxelia now offers reliability level R, in addition to level M and P for voltage ranges from 6 V to 125 V with capacitance values ranging from 1.7 µF to 1 200 µF. Available in all package sizes (T1 to T4), these fully sealed products are designed to operate at temperatures ranging from -55°C to +125°C and withstand the harshest environmental conditions. Performance highlights over solid tantalum capacitors include higher energy density, higher ripple currents, lower ESR and lower DC leakage current.

Engineers with complex design requirements looking for a product that can be easily integrated into projects such as power supplies & converters or filtering units for the aerospace and defense industries will be pleased. 

MIL 39006/22 & MIL 39006/25 Level R are now available for order with a lead time of 14 weeks.


"The introduction of these new ranges builds on our decades of experience in supplying high reliability capacitors to the military market and demonstrates Exxelia's ability to meet the most demanding specifications in terms of product development" says Jerome Tabourel, Exxelia's vice president of sales and marketing. "We are proud to be one of the few MIL qualified tantalum capacitor manufacturers, and our flexibility and advantageous lead times will bring new supply opportunities."


  • Capacitance from 1.7 μF to 1,200 μF
  • Voltage from 6 V to 125 V
  • Operating temperature -55°C to +125°C
  • Very good shock and vibration resistance (option H available)


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Published on 17 May 2022 by Stephane PERES

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