The U.K. Ministry of Defense has announced it has selected the Sticklers® fiber optic cleaning products as their preferred optical fiber maintenance tools. The U.K. Defense Support Group concluded the Sticklers® products were the best all-round, commercially-available, off-the-shelf fibre cleaning products in the industry today and recommended their use by the Royal Air Force for the in-service support of the fibre optic installations on U.K. fighter aircraft. The Sticklers® cleaners were first introduced to a major U.K. defense contractor, BAE Systems, in 2011, when BAE first used the products on fibre optic connectors in Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets. Based on this preliminary success, the Sticklers team began a an intense program of collaboration with the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) which lasted three years. The formal result of this effort was the assignment in 2015 of NATO and US National Stock Numbers to many of the Sticklers® products, and informally the program has produced high-volume sales to the Ministry for use on their advanced networked systems.