GORE™ CAN Bus Cables for Military Land Systems

Controlled-impedance cables from Gore meet the defense sector’s continuing high data communications needs in a compact, lightweight and flexible footprint. Our durable cables ensure mechanical and electrical integrity in the most rigorous conditions, giving soldiers a decisive edge and the confidence that electronic systems transmitting vital data won’t fail during critical missions.

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Seconds matter during any military operation, so armed forces need to know they’ll receive vital Intel in time or risk jeopardizing the entire operation and their safety. As cables are the lifeline of electronic systems, they must be able to transmit essential data on mobile digital networks as fast as possible, reliably and accurately, no matter the circumstances to complete the mission successfully.

GORE CAN Bus Cables enable high-quality signals for fast data transmission up to 1 gigahertz (GHz) in demanding conditions. The reason is our innovative cable technology that withstands environments like low/high temperatures, severe weather, harsh contaminants, repeated vibration, and rigorous routing.


Our durable controlled-impedance cables are 18% smaller and up to 50% lighter than standard cables available on the market today. A smaller diameter also means increased flexibility with a tight bend radius, making routing much simpler during installation and maintenance.

When put to the test, our CAN Bus cables maintain stable communications on mobile digital networks for as long as the vehicle remains in service. Ultimately giving troops a decisive edge and the confidence that electronic systems won’t fail during critical missions.

Compact, lightweight footprint of GORE CAN Bus Cables

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided Shield


Aluminum polyimide shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper / SPC alloy (cadmium-free) conductor


Compact, lightweight footprint of GORE CAN Bus Cables


GORE CAN Bus Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of military applications, including:

  • data links
  • digital camera / vision systems
  • electronic diagnostics
  • high-definition streaming video
  • navigational aids
  • radar systems
  • radio / communications systems
  • vehicle networks / management systems

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


GORE CAN Bus Cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • high-quality signals for fast data transmission up to 1 gigahertz (GHz)
  • excellent mechanical/electrical integrity in demanding environments for lifetime performance
  • compact design that is 18% smaller and up to 50% lighter than standard cables
  • less need for additional signal amplification, further reducing weight/power requirements
  • increased flexibility with a tight bend radius for simpler routing in tight spaces

For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.


These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE CAN Bus Cables.

Download the catalog/data sheets to view product specifications, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius, and attenuation values.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 120 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage < 15
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 42.0 (12.8)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
Mechanical / Environmental Properties Value
Jacket Materiala Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy (Cadmium-Free)
Conductor Color-Coding Blue and White
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -55 to +200

aContact Gore for other impedance options or a halogen-free jacket version.


GORE CAN Bus Cables have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet stringent specifications of the most current military standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • AS4373 Environmental Testing: Contact Gore for available data
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • BSS7239: Toxicity
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • SAE J1128: Low Voltage Primary Cable
  • SAE J1939: Serial Control and Communications Heavy Duty Vehicle Network

For more information about the qualifications of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.


Recent News

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Gore to Lecture at AeroDef Manufacturing Conference: Understanding Cable Performance in Tethered Drone Applications

Posted April 9, 2019

Gore will be lecturing at the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference on May 1, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California at 10:30 am PT in Room 203C around an emerging topic in the commercial and military industries. As drone technology continues to grow at a fast pace globally, high-performance tether cables offer new capabilities for many applications.

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Gore Offering Fast, Two-Day Turnaround For Complimentary Tethered Drone Cable Samples

Posted January 28, 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has announced that complimentary samples of GORE® Tethered Drone Cables are now available with short lead times and can be shipped within two business days from the date of the request. Ideal for prototyping and evaluation, samples are available in 16-, 20- and 24-AWG configurations, with length options of 5, 10 and 15 feet.


Gore at 2018 AUSA Meeting & Exposition

October 8, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Visit us at Booth 3115 at the 2018 AUSA Meeting & Exposition to see GORE® Cables and Materials and GORE® Military Fabrics for military and defense applications.
Find out more at gore.com/ausa2018.

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Gore Launches New Rugged, Low-Weight Tethered Drone Cables for Commercial & Military Applications at 2018 AUSA

Posted October 4, 2018

Gore announces a new, game-changing cable option for tethered drones used in the military and commercial applications.

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