With superior electrical performance, GORE® Microwave Airframe Assemblies (7-Series) are specifically designed for airframe microwave interconnect needs. These assemblies are qualified for aerospace applications and meet the MIL-T-81490 mechanical and environmental requirements for airframe cables. They are vapor-sealed to prevent the ingress of water vapor, jet fuel, and other contaminants to ensure that they maintain their electrical performance over the entire life cycle. They provide consistently reliable performance with longer service life and reduced system downtime, resulting in lower life cycle costs for the aircraft operator. These assemblies are designed to satisfy the most stringent specification requirements of the next generation of military and commercial aircraft. Typical applications include airframe interconnects for electronic defensive systems (signal detection, interception, identification), electronic payload interconnects (including active electronically scanned array – AESA – radar), and commercial and business aircraft SATCOM connectivity.