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EASY-TO-INSTALL ASSEMBLIES GUARANTEE 100 SAFE STORE RELEASES.
Standard umbilicals using screw-on lanyard, quick-release connectors often have to be replaced because they’re stiff, hard to handle and don’t survive pylon installation or operation. Replacing them is expensive, time-consuming and can delay critical missions. Heeding the call from military customers, W. L. Gore & Associates offers the only affordable, sealed hybrid solution with a reliable connector system proven over time to solve these common pitfalls.
PROVEN SAFE OPERATIONS WITH HIGH FLEX LIFE
Successful missions depend on aircraft platforms that use reliable, long-lasting MIL-STD-1760 umbilicals. But, our customers have told us that they often have to replace standard umbilicals using screw-on lanyard, quick-release connectors. Why? Because they’re stiff, hard to handle and don’t withstand pylon installation or operation. Maintenance is time-consuming and costly because it involves removing many aircraft components to replace the damaged umbilicals with new ones.
Gore offers the only sealed hybrid solution proven over time to solve all these problems - an affordable, easy-to-install umbilical with a connector system that doesn't fail when installed or during operation.
CONSISTENT DISCONNECT LOADS
GORE MIL-STD-1760 Assemblies with the L3Harris, Field Replacement Connector System™ (FRCS™) are the only solution proven to guarantee safe operations with a low bend force over wide temperatures. They’re also proven to protect against electromagnetic interference (EMI) with at least 85% optical coverage. Not only that, our MIL-STD-1760 shielding assemblies have a life beyond 100,000 flexes in harsh aerospace conditions without ever failing to do their job.
We thoroughly test and qualify our assemblies according to the MIL-STD-1760 specification, MIL-STD-810 and other standards. They’re certified for more than 100 ejected releases and 400 manual disconnects. For over 25 years, our assemblies have delivered 100% successful store releases on many defense airborne platforms.
EASY PYLON INSTALLATION
Robust and highly flexible, our assemblies can be easily installed in limited spaces of aircraft pylons. They’re available in a variety of wire types with a smaller cross-sectional diameter compared to standard umbilicals. They can be easily attached and removed from ASI (Aircraft Store Interface) and MSI (Mission Store Interface) while operating in an NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) environment. Our assemblies reduce maintenance, downtime and product lifecycle costs because they don’t have to be replaced after each use.
GUARANTEED 100 STORE RELEASES
We worked with L3Harris to compare the performance of our MIL-STD-1760 cable assembly with their FRCS™ against standard umbilicals that use screw-on MIL-STD-38999/31 lanyard connectors. We configured a simulator on stores with racks adjusted to represent various pylon stations accurately, including retention methods. Then, we captured the data to validate umbilical connector loads and store velocity during ejected pit releases.
Our results showed that 1 out of 10 new standard umbilicals separated within the specification limit after 100 drops. Also, 50% of the umbilicals were unserviceable after only 3 drops, and 25% failed to disconnect at all and ended up in the pit. But, our assemblies with the MIL-STD-1760 connector pinout from L3Harris delivered consistent disconnect loads and can guarantee 100 fully high-speed instrumental drops.
Field Replacement Connector System and FRCS are trademarks of L3Harris Release & Integrated Solutions Ltd., in the U.S.
PROVEN RELIABILITY ACROSS MANY DEFENSE AIRCRAFT PROGRAMS
After being introduced to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the 1990s, GORE MIL-STD-1760 Assemblies have delivered 100% successful store releases on many airborne platforms, including:
- A-10 Warthog
- B-1B, B-2
- F-15E, F-16, F-35
- Gripen, GR9
- S-3B Viking
- Super Lynx, Wildcat
- Tornado GR4
Have an aircraft pylon requiring certified assemblies with consistent disconnect loads? Let’s talk about how Gore can help!
Features & Benefits
GORE MIL-STD-1760 Assemblies are engineered with unique features that make them more durable in challenging aircraft environments, including:
- sealed hybrid assembly in a highly flexible design
- chemically inert, temperature-resistant, EMI shielding materials
- a variety of wire types with smaller cross-sectional diameters
- Class I & II standard versions or customized options
Our aircraft umbilical cable assembly provides system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:
- guaranteed 100 ejected releases
- superior EMI protection with at least 85% optical coverage
- excellent electrical and mechanical performance in extreme conditions
- easy installation and extended operation from proven high flex life >100,000
- fully tested, qualified and certified for 500 manual disconnects
- less maintenance, downtime and replacement costs
- a variety of connectors (standard shell size 25, 17, 15 stores with relevant inserts)
- flight-proven on many airborne platforms with 100% successful store releases
Are you wondering if your aircraft pylon could benefit from our proven cable assemblies?
These values demonstrate the mechanical and environmental performance of GORE MIL-STD-1760 Assemblies for Defense Aircraft.
|Mechanical / Environmental Property||GSC-01-86039-00
Class I (FO)
|Outer Jacket Material||Halogen-Free Elastomer||Halogen-Free Elastomer||Halogen-Free Elastomer|
|Outer Jacket Color1||Black||Black||Black|
|Conductor Plating2||Silver-Plated Copper||Silver-Plated Copper||Silver-Plated Copper|
|Conductor Color-Coding||Individually Coded Primaries||Individually Coded Primaries||Individually Coded Primaries|
|Dielectric Material||PTFE/Expanded PTFE||PTFE/Expanded PTFE||PTFE/Expanded PTFE|
|Braid Shielding2||Silver-Plated Copper||Silver-Plated Copper||Silver-Plated Copper|
|Braid Optical Coverage3 %||> 85||> 85||> 85|
|Outer Diameter mm (in)||18.7 (0.74)||18.7 (0.74)||18.3 (0.72)|
|Fiber Optic Core Type2||OM3 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index)||—||—|
|Fiber Optic Core/Cladding/Coating||50/125/245||—||—|
|Fiber Optic Buffering System||Expanded PTFE 900 micron||—||—|
|Minimum Bend Radius
|Flex Life Cycles||> 100,000||> 100,000||> 100,000|
|Temperature Range °C||-60 to +150||-60 to +150||-60 to +150|
1 Other colors available upon request.
2 Other options available upon request.
3 Other optical coverages available upon request.
How to Buy
Flight-proven on many airborne platforms with 100% successful store releases since the 1990s, we offer Class I & II standard MIL-STD-1760 breakout cable assembly versions in a variety of wire types. We also offer customized assembly options to meet your defense aircraft integration requirements. For more information or to discuss your specific application needs and place an order, contact a Gore representative today.
Posted August 11, 2023
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will present a new Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) technical paper at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Modernization Update (GVSETS) on Tuesday, August 15, in Novi, Mich.
June 19, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Visit our Booth 2C-C358 to see GORE® Cables and Materials that have been proven and trusted over time in fighter jets, rotorcraft and passenger airliners. Reserve your time slot now for a 1-on-1 discussion to talk with us about your latest airframe and aviation system developments.
April 26, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Stop by Booth 1023 and ask to see our demonstrations to watch how GORE® Cables and Materials perform reliably before and after installation and over time. We’re also eager to hear about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and talk with you about our solutions to ensure mission performance and aircrew protection for FARA, FLRAA and enduring fleet.
Posted April 18, 2023
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today its new Cat8 ethernet cable for use in aerospace and defense platforms. The new Cat8 ethernet cable allows for four times the high-speed data transmission previously possible.
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