Gore Premiering Game-Changing Tethered Drone Cables for the Military at the 2019 Paris Air Show


DUNDEE Scotland (June 12, 2019) – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will premier a game-changing cable option for tethered drones used in the military at the 2019 Paris Air Show in France on 17-23 June in Hall 2B, Booth F170. Gore combines innovative materials science with power and fiber optic performance in a hybrid solution that offers key advantages to the military. GORE® Tethered Drone Cables can maximize Tether Management System (TMS) availability, increase design options and payload, and enable greater drone operational capability.

Fly Higher, See Farther, Do More

Gore's tethered drone cables can considerably reduce size and weight without compromising durability or electrical performance. Unlike standard nylon cables, Gore’s cables have a 20-percent smaller dielectric, which makes them inherently lighter weight, so they take up less space inside the TMS. They are proven to provide better weight stability in harsh fluids compared to nylon cables, which means more drone design options, payload, and operating height for the military.

With a balanced hybrid design, GORE® Tethered Drone Cables deliver continuous high-voltage power and secure, high-bandwidth data and video transmission for as long as the drone remains in operation.

High Strength & Protection

Engineered with high-strength and weather-proof materials, GORE® Tethered Drone Cables withstand crushing, repeated reeling, extreme temperatures, humidity, rain, snow, and tough terrain. The fiber optic cable also meets ARINC 802-2 requirements and is proven to provide a high level of crush resistance with low insertion loss ensuring a secure data link from the drone to the ground support equipment (GSE).

In addition, Gore’s patent-pending fiber braid cable jacket is low friction and resists abrasion generated by the TMS or during operation. The fiber braid jacket also makes it easier to handle Gore’s cable compared to standard nylon cables.

Prototyping & Evaluation

Gore offers complimentary samples with short lead times that can be shipped within 2 business days (48 hours) from the date of the request. Fill out a short online form to receive your samples. Alternatively, contact a Gore representative regarding available materials for your sample, prototype, and small production requirements.

Proven Track Record

For decades, Gore’s products have been used successfully in many aerospace and defense applications — from the first moon landing to today’s International Space Station, commercial airliners, fighter jets, combat vehicles, and naval platforms. Gore has been a trusted partner to the aerospace industry and many branches of the military, delivering cables and materials with an optimal blend of durability, reliability, and flexibility.

GORE® Tethered Drone Cables accompanied by Gore’s aircraft solutions and combat clothing systems will be on display at the 2019 Paris Air Show in France on 17-23 June in Hall 2B, Booth F170. Additional details can be found at gore.com/paris2019.

About Gore Performance Solutions Division

Gore develops products and technologies that address complex product and process challenges in a variety of markets and industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, mobile electronics, oil and gas — and more. Through close collaboration with industry leaders across the globe, Gore enables customers to design their products and processes to be safer, cleaner, more productive, reliable, durable and efficient across a wide range of demanding environments.

About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and global recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues of $3.5 billion. www.gore.com.

GORE, GORE-TEX, SKYFLEX, and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.

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