The success of any mission depends greatly on ground forces receiving critical information immediately without any signal or data glitches. They also need to charge their portable devices as fast as possible without interruptions.

Available in 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 versions, GORE USB Cables offer nonstop signal transmission up to 10 Gb without failure. They make sure high volumes of data and video are uploaded and downloaded instantly, so ground forces get real-time Intel.

All versions of our cable bundles also support the latest power management systems so warfighters can comfortably charge carry-on devices quickly, easily and without delays.


The battlefield can be extremely challenging for power and data cables, exposing them and sensitive components to grueling conditions. So for added protection, we manufacturer our USB cables with engineered fluoropolymer materials proven to deliver a lifetime of service. They can easily tolerate the most harmful land and in-vehicle conditions.

As a bonus, our unique materials are lightweight and meet complex design requirements for soldier-worn systems, which means they won’t weigh down soldiers. They also won’t add unwanted weight to vehicles when connected to vectronics.

You can trust that sturdy, lightweight GORE USB Cables for defense land systems will perform without failure and last long after the alternatives have surrendered to the environment.

Construction of Gore USB Cables

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper alloy conductor


Drain wire


ePTFE Binder


Sturdy, lightweight construction of GORE USB Cables



GORE USB Cables deliver trustworthy results in a variety of high power and high data rate transmission applications, like:

  • content loading
  • data transfer
  • digital video systems
  • peripheral/sensor networking
  • portable electronic devices
  • power remote devices
  • soldier systems
  • vehicle/dismount connectivity

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed connector systems and backshells, like ARINC and MIL-STD-38999 with size 8 contacts. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

Features & Benefits

GORE USB Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and in-vehicle conditions, including:

  • chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • lightweight cable bundle construction

Our cable bundles provide vehicle system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • meet 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 high speed data protocol requirements
  • nonstop signals for high-speed data transmission up to 10 Gb
  • instant high-volume content uploads/download to receive real-time Intel
  • charge carry-on devices quickly and easily with comfort
  • lifetime protection against grueling land and in-vehicle conditions
  • lightweight construction meets complex design requirements for soldier-worn systems
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

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


These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE USB Cables for defense land systems.

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed Gb Up to 10
Standard Impedance (ohms)
  High-Speed Pairs
  Low-Speed Pairs
90 ± 5
90 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage V < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation % 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.07 (1.24)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 50.0 (15.2)
Maximum Skew Within Paira ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms

aShielded twisted pairs only

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Materialb Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding High Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Yellow/White, Orange/White, Violet/White
Low-Speed Pairs: Green/White
Power Pair: Black/Red
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200

bGore's 3.0 version, part number GSC-01-85201-VG includes a PU halogen-free jacket.


We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight, insertion loss values and use lengths.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
2.0 Version
RCN8800-22D-22P-H Data Pair: 22 (19/34) Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-24D-22P-H Data Pair: 24 (19/36) Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-26D-24P-H Data Pair: 26 (19/38) Power Pair: 24 (19/36)
3.0 Version
GSC-01-85201-VG Data Pair: 26 (19/38) Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
3.1 Version
GSC-03-84761-24D Data Pair: 26 (19/38) Power Pair: 24 (19/36)


GORE USB Cables for Defense Land Systems have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • VG95218-31: Performance Requirements (GSC-01-85201-VG)
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • CS/FAR Part 25, Section 25.853, Appendix F, Part I (b)(7): Flammability
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

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

More Information


For USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 protocols, Gore’s cable bundles offer power, speed, sturdiness and reliability necessary for critical land systems and soldier-worn devices. We offer selected samples of our high data rate solutions and lead times to qualify in your application. To learn more, contact a Gore representative today or place an order with our trusted distributor now.


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Posted September 14, 2021

Gore announced today several of its next-generation data cable products for aerospace and defense applications have earned an important qualification. The prestigious VG designation from the Bundeswehr, Germany’s unified armed forces as well as related civilian administrative and procurement organizations, is expected to facilitate further adoption of these cables for military use.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Offers Ultra-low-loss 12G-SDI Coaxial Video Cable for Defense Applications

Posted September 10, 2021

Gore announced the expansion of its Coaxial Cables line for defense land system applications. The new product is smaller and lighter than previous offerings, yet capable of transmitting ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K video with excellent shielding from radio frequency interference.

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GORE Honored by BAE Systems with Silver Supplier Award

Posted April 26, 2021

Gore announced today it was named a Silver Supplier for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 by BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.

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