Gore Microwave/RF Assemblies Surpass Critical Army ASE Qualifications

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W. L. Gore & Associates has announced their GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies and GORE® Microwave/RF 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). They also provided a similar microwave/RF solution for ASE on the MH-60 Rotorcraft that is expected to pass U.S. Army flight qualifications in the next several months.

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 microwave/RF 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.

Gore is 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. 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.