Cable Performance & Specifications

GORE Ethernet Cables (Cat5e, 2 Pairs) for Aerospace & Defense are built tough to withstand extreme temperatures, constant vibration and other environmental challenges associated with aviation and military operations. A strong engineered fluoropolymer outer jacket and braided shield provide adequate protection around both pairs. An additional aluminized polyimide shield surrounds each pair of wires. Our Ethernet cables also outperform leading competitors with features and benefits like the following:


GORE Ethernet Cables (Cat5e, 2 Pairs) for Aerospace & Defense preserve signal integrity, carrying high-speed data and video up to 1 GHz while significantly exceeding crosstalk requirements. They also have a smaller form factor that’s lighter and highly flexible with tight bending capacity — meaning engineers will experience more straightforward routing and faster installation in complex areas with little space surrounding avionics and vectronics.


In military (aircraft or vehicles) or civil aircraft applications, positioning 2 of our Ethernet Cat5e cables side by side achieves Ethernet 1000BASE-T performance, giving engineers unrivaled flexibility and peace of mind about their systems’ abilities.


Designed for high-speed aerospace and defense connector systems and backshells, GORE Ethernet Cables (Cat5e, 2 Pairs) are compatible with ARINC and MIL-STD 389999 size 8 contacts, plus more. For exact part numbers, tooling information or termination instructions, contact the manufacturer, such as Amphenol® and Glenair®.

Meeting Industry Requirements across Several Applications

Aircraft and land conditions are notoriously difficult, exposing networking components to heat, cold, vibration and other environmental and operational factors. To ensure GORE Ethernet Cables (Cat5e, 2 pairs) for Aerospace & Defense deliver consistent performance for life, they’re tested and pre-qualified to meet SAE AS4373™ Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire. We also ensure compliance with the following standards.

  • Flammability: ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I
  • Toxicity: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239
  • Smoke Density: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V
  • Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking: ANSI/NEMA WC 27500
  • Balanced Twisted Pair Cable Testing: ANSI/TIA 568-C.2
  • Ethernet 10G BASE-T / 1000BASE-T (2 cables): IEEE 802.3

With an ideal blend of mechanical strength, optimized speed and routing flexibility, our 2-pair Ethernet cables are a perfect fit for the following high-speed data applications:

  • Avionics & vectronics digital networks
  • Cabin & vehicle management systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • HD streaming camera & video systems
  • Mission systems
  • Radio, radar & communications systems
  • Serial buses

Laser stripping is the preferred method to prepare our Ethernet 2-pair cables for your military or flight application. Thermal stripping and sharp mechanical strippers are suitable as well.

How to Order GORE Ethernet Cables (Cat5e, 2 Pairs)

Modern aircraft and military vehicles run on high-speed data, making it imperative that all Ethernet cables are strong and flexible enough to support fast transmission and optimal signal integrity under challenging environments. To determine if our 2-pair Ethernet cables for Cat5e protocol (RCN9133-26) are a quality fit for your application, request a complimentary sample for prototyping and evaluation. You can also explore our sample inventory of other high-speed data cables for aerospace and defense applications.

If you’re ready to place an order, review their exact specifications and contact a qualified wire and cable distributor today.

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