Cable Performance & Specifications

Designed with a tan polyether ether ketone (PEEK) outer jacket to protect the fiber core, our 900-micron version is available in single- and multi-mode configurations with a high-temperature acrylate coating. An expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) buffering system adds more protection and helps ensure excellent optical performance for clear data transmission. It all adds up to GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron) for Aerospace & Defense delivering the following benefits:


Similar to our other Simplex cables, this 900-micron version provides a high level of crush protection while drastically reducing shrink back, as well as the time required to terminate samples. What’s more, these cables deliver unfailing signal transmission with low optical loss up to 100 Gb/s. Using our fiber optic cables in rigorous maintenance and operational conditions means that engineers can ensure lifetime performance and lower total costs for both commercial and defense aircraft, as well as military ground vehicles.


Due to their unique materials, these cables' size, weight and flexibility make them easy to route in tight installation spaces and prove to be an excellent choice for inside-the-box applications and transceivers.

Standards Compliance across Several Applications

To ensure lasting performance, aviation and defense cables must withstand challenging environments and hazardous conditions. GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron) for Aerospace & Defense have been rigorously tested and pre-qualified to comply with key industry standards, including:

  • Performance Requirements: ARINC 802-3
  • Flammability: ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I
  • Smoke Density: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V
  • Toxicity: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239

Our 900-micron optical fiber cables are proven effective for applications like inside-the-box and transceivers. This version can also be reliable for outside-the-box applications when packaged with GORE® Cable Protection Systems.

These cables are also compatible with many 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.

How to Order GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron)

Upgrade your inside-the-box or transceiver application with our single-mode and multi-mode OM1 to OM5 cables ensuring high-bandwidth and low-loss performance for life. View our full inventory of sample products and lead times for this version and Gore’s other aerospace and defense high data rate cables.

To learn more about characteristic limits and application needs, including packaging this version with GORE Cable Protection Systems for outside-the-box applications, contact a Gore representative today. If you’re ready to place an order for the following part numbers, reach out to one of our distributors now.

  • GSC-13-85067-00
  • GSC-13-85424-00
  • GSC-13-85375-00
  • GSC-13-85869-00

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Glenair is a registered trademark of Glenair, Inc.


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