Military standards now require high-speed copper cables connected to mission systems to meet new, more stringent durability requirements. But, adding more durability often includes thicker, heaver cable materials that can weigh vehicles down. Plus, bulky 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 vehicle 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 Resistance at High Temperatures
Graph: Cut-Through Resistance at High Temperatures

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

Solve all typical installation and operational 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

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket is engineered with unique features that make it more durable against challenging environmental factors and in-vehicle conditions, including:

  • revolutionary fluoropolymer fiber material unmatched in the industry
  • abrasion-resistant, cut-through resistant and chemically inert material
  • thinner, lighter weight, highly flexible jacket design

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

  • meets strict EN3475-503 and SAE AS4373™ requirements for added durability
  • superior abrasion- and cut-through-resistance at high temps than other materials
  • eliminates the need for protective sleeving required for copper cables
  • allows copper wires to transmit high-speed data reliably in intended application
  • saves weight and expedites installation because of thinner, lighter material
  • simplifies routing in narrow seat structures due to more flexibility, 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 land systems.

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed Gb Up to 18
Standard Impedance Ohms 100 ± 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 Land Systems 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 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • 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 land systems representative today. Or, place your order now by reaching out to a trusted distributor.


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