The success of any mission depends greatly on aircrews receiving critical information immediately without any signal or data glitches. They also need to charge their portable devices as fast as possible without interruptions.

Available in 2.0 and 3.1 versions, GORE USB Cables offer nonstop signal transmission up to 10 Gb without failure. They make sure high volumes of data and video are uploaded and downloaded instantly on avionics, so aircrews get real-time Intel.

Each aircraft USB cable also supports the latest power management systems so military personnel can charge their carry-on devices quickly and easily without delay.


Airborne environments can be extremely challenging for power and data cables, exposing them and sensitive avionics to brutal conditions. So for added protection, we manufacturer our RF shielded USB cable bundles with engineered fluoropolymer materials proven to deliver a lifetime of service. They can easily tolerate the most harmful conditions, like extreme temperatures, abrasion, chemicals and more.

What’s more, our unique materials are lighter weight than alternatives, so they won’t add unwanted weight to aircraft when you connect our military USB cable bundles to avionics.

You can trust that sturdy, lightweight GORE USB Cables for defense aircraft will perform without failure and last long after the alternatives have surrendered to the environment.

Sturdy, lightweight construction of GORE USB Cables.

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper alloy conductor


Drain wire


ePTFE Binder


Sturdy, lightweight construction of GORE USB Cables.



GORE USB Cables deliver trustworthy results in a variety of high power and high data rate transmission applications, like:

  • content loading
  • data transfer
  • digital video systems
  • electronic flight bag (EFB)
  • portable electronic devices
  • power remote devices

Our Mil-Spec USB cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed aerospace connector systems and backshells, like ARINC and MIL-STD-38999 with size 8 contacts. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

Features & Benefits

GORE USB Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and aircraft conditions, including:

  • chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • lightweight cable bundle construction

Our cable bundles provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • meet 2.0 and 3.1 high data rate protocol requirements
  • nonstop signals for high speed data transmission up to 10 Gb
  • instant high-volume content uploads/downloads to receive real-time Intel
  • charge carry-on devices quickly and easily without delays
  • lifetime protection against brutal aircraft conditions, like extreme temps
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

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


These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE USB Cables for defense aircraft.

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed Gb Up to 10
Standard Impedance Ohms
  High-Speed Pairs
  Low-Speed Pair
90 ± 5
90 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage V < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation % 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.07 (1.24)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 50.0 (15.2)
Maximum Skew Within Paira ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms

a Shielded twisted pairs only.

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Yellow/White, Orange/White, Violet/White
Low-Speed Pair: Green/White
Power: Black/Red
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200
Part Numbers & Drawings

We invite you to download drawings of our USB cable construction to view characteristics like diameter sizes, weight, insertion loss values and use lengths.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
2.0 Version
RCN8800-22D-22P-H Data Pair: 22 (19/34)
Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-24D-22P-H Data Pair: 24 (19/36)
Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-26D-24P-H Data Pair: 26 (19/38)
Power Pair: 24 (19/36)
3.1 Version
GSC-03-84761-24D Data Pair: 26 (19/38)
Power Pair: 24 (19/36)


GORE USB Cables for Defense Aircraft have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • CS/FAR Part 25, Section 25.853, Appendix F, Part I (b)(7): Flammability
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

For more information about the qualifications of our cable bundles, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information


Gore’s military-grade USB cable bundles for 2.0 and 3.1 protocols offer the power, speed, sturdiness and reliability necessary for critical avionics and portable devices. Get a sample of our tested, pre-qualified cable bundles shipped within 48 hours to evaluate in your application. You can also browse the sample library of our other high data rate solutions for evaluation.

For technical information contact a Gore representative today. If you're ready to place an order now, connect with our trusted distributor.


Recent News


Visit Gore at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

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.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Adds New European Distributor for High-Speed Data Cables

Posted September 27, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today the addition of a new European distributor for its aerospace high-speed data cables. A.E. Petsche Company is now an authorized distributor for Gore’s entire selection of cables, including fiber optics, Ethernet, quadrax, HDMI, USB, shielded twisted pair, and more. Gore also offers higher-level cable protection systems and an abrasion-resistant cable jacket for packaging copper wires and cables.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Expands Mission Capabilities for Microwave RF Assemblies

Posted June 16, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced a new higher-frequency 40Ghz option for its GORE-FLIGHT® Microwave Assemblies. The new option will help EW and C5ISR users and customers who want to transport electrical signals reliably with minimal size, weight and power. The newest capability for GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies will allow for higher frequency applications that will offer low loss, high integrity and greater longevity cables.


See Gore Demos at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

April 3, 2022 - April 5, 2022

Come by Booth 305 to watch demonstrations so you can see the durability and flexibility of GORE® Aerospace Cables and Materials and how they continually outperform leading alternatives before and after installation and over time.

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