Cable Performance & Specifications

Our 1.2 mm Simplex optical fiber cables feature a blue extruded fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) jacket and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) buffer for durability. They combat the vibration, shock and tension that can severely impact overall system performance in both commercial and defense aircraft, as well as military armored vehicles for added peace of mind.

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) for Aerospace & Defense also separate themselves from alternatives with the following qualities:


Designed for transferring fast data and video at long distances, our 1.2 mm Simplex delivers stable optical performance with low loss up to 10 Gb/s. They meet the industry’s high-bandwidth demands for current and next-gen avionics and vectronics digital networks.


To make things as easy as possible for designers and engineers, GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) for Aerospace & Defense are compatible with a wide range of high-speed aerospace and defense connector systems and backshells. Examples include ARINC, MIL-STD-38999 and MIL-PRF-29504 from manufacturers like Amphenol®, COTSWORKS®, Glenair® and Radiall.


The 1.2 mm Simplex offers a single-mode core type and OM1 & OM2 multi-mode with a graded-index design to minimize modal dispersion. Both types are smaller and lighter weight than many alternatives but don’t sacrifice mechanical strength, meaning they reduce installation complexities in tight areas of aircraft and military vehicles.

Compliance with Rigorous Industry Standards

To ensure strength, stability and reliable optical performance in the most demanding environments, GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) for Aerospace & Defense are tested and pre-qualified to comply with the following industry standards:

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230-F6; BSS7324-7.25; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • MIL-STD-202, Method 103: Humidity
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 509: Salt Fog
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 510: Sand and Dust

Backed by their compliance, GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) provide high-speed data and video transfer with low loss on current and next-gen digital networks and related aviation and military land applications, including:

  • Avionics & vectronics digital networks
  • Ethernet backbone
  • Flight management systems
  • HD streaming camera & video systems
  • Inside-the-box & laser pigtail
  • Intercom & radio systems
  • Strain-gauge systems
  • Transceivers

How to Order GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex)

High-bandwidth, low-loss cables balance speed, strength, size and weight even in complex, space-limiting routing scenarios. For more information or to talk about specific characteristic limits and application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

To place an order or get samples of our standard 1.2 mm Simplex fiber optic cables, get in touch with a Gore wire and cable distributor. This version comes in the following part numbers:

  • FON1002
  • FON1003
  • FON1253
  • FON1307
  • FON1371

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COTSWORKS is a registered trademark of COTSWORKS, LLC.
Glenair is a registered trademark of Glenair, Inc.


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