On the battlefield, military units rely heavily on coiled cables attached to vectronics and soldier-worn equipment to deliver real-time Intel and uphold secure communication. These cables are essential to the success of every operation, so they must never fail.

Backed by decades of proven reliability, GORE Coiled Cables offer more advantages over conventional alternatives when it comes to speed, durability and flexibility. They deliver real-time Intel and maintain secure on-the-move communication so troops can make informed tactical decisions based on optimal situational awareness.

Gore’s custom coiled cable connected to vehicular radio systems.

Gore’s custom coiled cables deliver secure radio communication during operations.

We offer two versions of our military coiled cable that can be customized to meet your exact ground defense application needs and requirements:

  • High-Speed Data/Video: This version significantly improves signal integrity and speed by transmitting data and video up to 10 Gb/s without failure in modern vectronics and soldier-worn equipment.
  • Radio Communications: For years, the military has used this version in more than 35,000 radio systems. Soldiers trust them to keep the lines of communication secure and open at all times during operations.

We build our harsh-environment coiled cable using engineered fluoropolymer materials to handle extreme wear and tear, which means they’ll last longer in hostile environments. They’re proven to defend against tough terrain, changing weather, fluctuating temperatures, harsh chemicals, repeated shock and vibration and more. These combat-ready coiled cables also effectively shield wires from RF interference among critical systems and equipment.

Even so, our rugged coiled cable still offers more weight savings and higher flexibility than traditional substitutes. It’s 24% smaller and 25% lighter to reduce vehicle weight and equipment load and enhance soldier comfort. This highly flexible coiled cable expands to desired lengths and effortlessly retracts back to its original form, minimizing stress on fragile wires. Soldiers can easily connect our cable to vehicular radio systems and carry-on equipment or even weave them inside their uniforms.

The military continues to rely on GORE Coiled Cables over conventional alternatives for delivering the speed, durability, reliability and comfort necessary to ensure mission readiness, success and safety.

Construction of Gore’s high-speed coiled cable for vectronics and solider-worn systems.

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


FEP filler


Aluminized polyimide shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper/SPC alloy conductor


Rugged, lightweight design of GORE Coiled Cables (High-Speed Data/Video).



We thoroughly test and qualify GORE Coiled Cables for Defense Land Systems according to rigorous industry standards, like VG95218-11. Our mil-spec cable brings long-term durability and reliability in a variety of vehicular and solider-worn applications, like:

High-Speed Data/Video:

  • Augmented reality solutions
  • Digital camera/video systems
  • Helmet-mounted displays
  • Mission/radar systems
  • Radio/communications systems
  • Soldier-worn systems
  • Tactical links
  • Telescopic masts for optronics
  • Vetronics digital networks

Radio Communications:

  • Manpack radio systems
  • Soldier-worn systems
  • Tactical handsets/headsets
  • Vehicular radio systems

Our defense coiled cables can also be terminated with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells, allowing designers to choose the best option for every application.

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

Features & Benefits

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

  • temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • chemically inert and EMI shielding materials
  • compact, highly flexible cable construction

Our military-grade coiled cables provide vehicle system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • reliable signals for high-speed data/video transmission up to 10 Gbps
  • secure, clear on-the-move communication among military units
  • excellent shielding effectiveness for less RF interference among systems
  • rugged protection against terrain, weather, temperatures, vibration and more
  • less weight and more comfort with 24% smaller and 25% lighter cable design
  • highly flexible expanding to desired lengths and retracting to original form without effort
  • proven long-term product life compared to conventional coiled cables
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells

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


These values demonstrate the mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Coiled Cables (High-Speed Data/Video) for defense land systems.

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Thermoplastic Elastomer
Jacket Color Black (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Solid Blue & White / Blue Stripe
Solid Orange & White / Orange Stripe
Solid Green & White / Green Stripe
Solid Brown & White / Brown Stripe
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -40 to +100

To customize our coiled cables for high-speed data and video transfer or radio communications based on your precise electrical requirements, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information


Trusted by the armed forces for decades, our custom coiled cables for high-speed data/video and radio communications prove to be a reliable replacement for conventional substitutes. For more information and to discuss your specific military ground application needs and place an order, contact a Gore representative today.

We invite you to learn more about our entire portfolio of high-performance solutions for defense land systems, including high data rate cables, microwave coaxial assemblies and tethered drone cables.


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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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