Proven superior durability

Military aerospace standards now require high-speed copper cables connected to avionics to meet new, more stringent durability requirements. But, adding more durability often includes thicker, heaver cable materials that can weigh aircraft down. Plus, bulky aviation cables can be stiff, inflexible and hard to route in narrow pathways, especially in seats.

Gore offers a true, one-of-a-kind jacket for packaging high data rate cables that meets both new and existing standards without sacrificing size, weight or signal transmission performance.

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket features a revolutionary fluoropolymer that meets EN3475-503 requirements. With our durable jacket, you no longer have to use additional protective sleeving now required for copper wires installed in cockpit and workstation seats.

Using SAE AS4373™, Method 703, we compared our 100-ohm quadrax cables wrapped with our abrasion-resistant jacket against alternatives. As we expected, the results were undeniable! Our rugged cable jacket drastically outperformed PFA and FEP materials for superior cut-through resistance at high temperatures without cracking, splitting or breaking.

Cut-Through Resistant at High Temperatures
Cut-Through Resistant at High Temperatures.

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket eliminates the need for additional protective sleeving now required for copper cables installed in cockpit and cabin seats.


Another bonus is that our state-of-the-art materials technology is thinner, lighter weight and more flexible with tighter bendability than commonly used aerospace materials. Aircraft maintainers will find that routing copper wires and cables packaged with our jacket improves installation in tight configurations.

Solve all typical installation and mission challenges with a rugged cable jacket that promises all-around, lifetime mechanical protection. Select GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket for packaging your copper wires supporting the latest high speed data protocols, like HDMI and more.

Features & Benefits

Outperforming common industry materials, GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket offers added features for packaging copper wires, including:

  • revolutionary fluoropolymer fiber material
  • abrasion- and cut-through resistant material
  • chemically inert material 
  • highly flexible, thinner, lighter design

Our pioneering cable Jacket provides more benefits to system architects and engineers for best-in-class protection against typical aircraft conditions, like:

  • meets strict EN3475 and SAE AS4373™ durability requirements
  • superior resistance against high temps, abrasion, cut-through and more
  • eliminates protective sleeving required for copper cables
  • supports copper wires in transmitting high-speed data and video
  • contributes to valuable vehicle weight savings
  • easier, faster routing because of more flexibility and tighter bending
  • ideal for packaging GORE® High Speed Data Cables or industry alternatives

For more information about the features and benefits of our cable jacket, contact a Gore representative today.


These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE® HDMI Cables, 2.0 version packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket for defense aircraft.

Electrical PropertyValue
Signal Transmission Speed Gb/sUp to 18
Standard Impedance Ohms100 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage V< 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation %80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft)4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft)230.0 (70.0)
Maximum Skew Within Pair ps/m (ps/ft)15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer Fiber Braid
Jacket Color Black
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper / SPC Alloy
Conductor Color Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Brown/White, Green/White, Red/White
Singles: Orange, Violet, White, Yellow
Triad: Gray, Pink, Tan
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Cut-Through Resistance kg (lb) (SAE AS4373™-703)
122 (270)
73 (160)
59 (130)
Scrape Abrasion Resistance Cycles (EN3475-503) 30°C & 55°C / F = 1.2 daN > 8,000
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200

We invite you to download our drawing for GORE HDMI Cables, 2.0 version packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket to view characteristics, like diameter size, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss values.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
RCN9195 Data/Drains/Discrete Pairs: 26 (19/38)
Capacitance-Controlled Singles: 28 (19/40)


GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket for Defense Aircraft has undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure it meets the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • EN3475-503: Test Methods for Scrape Abrasion
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

For more information about the qualifications of our cable jacket, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information


High data rate copper wires supporting protocols like HDMI 2.0 packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket is the only proven reliable solution when the military wants the highest abrasion- and cut-through resistance. For more information or to discuss your specific characteristic limits and application needs, contact a Gore defense aircraft representative today. Or, place your order now by reaching out to a trusted distributor.


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