W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announced that GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies and GORE® RF/Microwave Assemblies for military aerospace applications have successfully passed stringent U.S. Army flight qualifications on the MH-47 Rotorcraft. Gore provided a complex harness that included more than 100 of their rugged assemblies for the ALQ- 211 SIRFC—a critical aircraft survivability system used by the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment). Gore also provided a similar RF/microwave solution for ASE on the MH-60 Rotorcraft that is expected to pass U.S. Army flight qualifications in the next several months.

Steve Blasey, Director of the Aviation Maintenance Support Office, said, “These guys jumped in and supported us when we were having some serious maintenance issues with these cables. We are impressed that we have yet to have a failure on a cable set that was routinely failing us. ASE is a mission requirement, and improved reliability equates to improved availability.”

“It has been a great honor working with these elite warfighters,” said Renee Burba, Product Line Manager for Gore’s Microwave Assemblies. “My team and I are pleased that our solutions not only met but also surpassed the high standards set forth by the U.S. Army for all of their products. We are also happy that our products met the Army’s expectations and helped solve the issue with the alternative cables frequently failing in their ASE system.”


Gore is also working with the U.S. Army to provide high-speed data interconnects for future APR-39 D(V) 2 Radar Warning Receivers on the Apache D model. Brian Tallman, Product Manager for Gore’s North American Aerospace Team, said, “Future systems will require higher data rates that are more sensitive to signal integrity issues during routing and installation. The Army recognizes that providing electrical margins and installed performance requires new technologies to avoid solutions that add weight.”

The 6 Series of GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies recently earned the highest recognition with a platinum award for product innovation by the Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards Program. Gore offers an extensive portfolio of advanced cables, cable assemblies, and materials designed specifically for the harsh conditions military personnel routinely encounter during critical missions. Products include RF/microwave assemblies, high data rate cables, high power delivery cables, aircraft sealants and shielding materials that are significantly smaller and lighter weight yet more durable for long-lasting performance.

For more information about Gore’s entire line of products for military applications, visit gore.com or contact a Gore applications specialist at electronics.usa@wlgore.com.