CAES offers a variety of cable assemblies for electronic warfare applications. Whether you are designing EW systems for airborne, ground, shipboard or missiles and precision guided weapons applications, we have a cable to meet your design needs.

Designed specifically for electronic warfare applications, CAES cables are offered in a variety of features and configurations. We are also happy to work with you to design a custom solution that meets your exact requirements and specifications. 

Electronic Warfare Cable Assembly Products

Airborne

Airborne: High Performance

Electronic Warfare airborne applications require a cable assembly that can withstand a broad range of harsh environmental conditions and still provide a high-quality RF/microwave interconnect over a long lifetime.

High-performance cable assemblies from CAES are designed specifically to survive in such environments while providing the optimum in electrical, mechanical, and environmental specifications – including MIL-T-81490 and MIL-DTL-87104 - to meet the most demanding applications.

CAES performs 29 unique tests, including vibration, chemical exposure, abrasion resistance, and connector retention to qualify our high-performance cable assemblies.

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High Performance Cable Assemblies

Values below are Max insertion loss (dB/100 ft)

Part Number Outer Dimension (inches) Frequency Cut Off (GHz) Maximum Assembly Frequency (GHz) 0.1 GHz 1 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 12 GHz 18 GHz 26.5 GHz 40 GHz 50 GHz
FA09X 0.09 65 18 8.7 26.2 37.2 52.8 75.1 92.5 113.9
FN11Z 0.14 50 10 6.7 20.4 29.0 41.4 59.4
FA12X 0.12 50 26.5 4.8 14.6 20.7 29.6 42.4 52.4 65.0 80.0
FN12TF 0.12 50 50 6.8 20.6 29.3 41.8 60.0 74.3 92.2 113.5 142.2 160.8
FA15X 0.15 40 18 3.6 11.1 15.8 22.6 32.5 40.3 50.1
FC15EX 0.15 35 18 4.5 14.3 20.7 30.5 45.5 58.1 74.6
FN15TF 0.16 40 40 5.4 16.4 23.3 33.4 48.1 59.7 74.4 91.9
FN15X 0.15 50 26.5 4.8 14.6 20.7 29.6 42.4 52.4 65.0 80.0
FC17EX 0.17 30 18 3.8 12.2 17.7 26.2 39.4 50.5 65.1
FN17EX 0.17 35 18 4.5 14.3 20.7 30.5 45.5 58.1 74.6
FA19 0.18 26.5 26.5 3.4 10.4 14.9 21.4 31.2 39.0 48.9 61.0
FA19HFX 0.19 30 18 3.2 9.6 13.7 19.7 28.5 35.4 44.1
FA19MX 0.19 30 18 3.2 9.6 13.7 19.7 28.5 35.4 44.1
FA19X 0.19 30 26.5 2.7 8.2 11.8 17.0 24.5 30.6 38.3 47.5
FN19EX 0.19 30 18 3.8 12.2 17.7 26.2 39.4 50.5 65.1
FN19TF 0.19 26.5 26.5 3.4 10.4 14.9 21.4 31.2 39.0 48.9 61.0
FA20X 0.2 28 26.5 2.5 7.8 11.1 16.0 23.2 28.9 36.2 45.1
FN22 0.22 28 18 3.2 9.8 14.0 20.2 29.4 36.8 46.3 2.0
FN22X 0.22 30 26.5 2.7 8.3 11.8 17.0 24.5 30.6 38.3 47.5
FN22XM 0.22 30 26.5 2.7 8.3 11.8 17.0 24.5 30.6 38.3 47.5
FN24 0.24 26.5 26.5 2.8 8.5 12.2 17.7 25.9 32.5 41.0 51.4
FN25 0.25 23.5 18 2.6 8.1 11.5 16.7 24.5 30.8 38.9
HTS28 0.28 26 18 2.8 8.7 12.5 18.1 26.4 33.1 41.7
FA29X 0.3 18 18 1.6 4.9 7.0 10.1 14.5 18.1 22.5
FN30 0.3 20 18 2.2 7.0 10.1 14.6 21.6 27.2 35.0
FN31X 0.31 18.5 18 1.7 5.1 7.4 10.6 15.5 19.4 24.5
FN34X 0.34 18 18 1.6 4.9 7.0 10.1 14.5 18.1 22.5
FN35 0.35 18 18 2.0 6.2 8.9 13.0 19.2 24.3 31.0
FN35WW 0.4 18 18 2.0 6.2 8.9 13.0 19.2 24.3 31.0
HTS38 0.38 18 18 1.9 5.8 8.4 12.3 18.3 23.2 29.6
FN40 0.37 16.5 16.5 1.7 5.3 7.6 11.2 16.7 21.2
FC49 0.5 10 10 1.0 3.4 5.0 7.4 11.4
FN50V 0.48 12 6 1.5 4.8 6.9 10.3 15.5 19.9
FN50 0.5 12 12 1.4 4.3 6.3 9.3 14.0
HTS53 1.4 4.3 6.3 9.3 14.0 18.0
FN55 0.55 10 10 1.0 3.2 4.7 7.1 10.3
FN61 0.61 8 8 1.0 3.1 4.5 9.8
FN92TF 0.92 5 5 0.6 2.0 2.9 4.5
FN98V 0.98 5 5 0.6 2.0 2.9 4.5

Airborne: Very Low Loss

In many applications, increased signal strength may equate to higher system performance. For those situations, we offer cable assemblies with solid center conductors to provide an even lower loss interconnect than our stranded center conductor cable assemblies.

Similar to our high performance electronic warfare cable assemblies, our very low loss family meets the requirements of the major military specifications MIL-T-81490 and MIL-C-871 04, which will meet the demanding requirements of your application.

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Very Low Loss Cable Assembly

Values below are Max insertion loss (dB/100 ft)

Part Number Outer Dimension (inches) Frequency Cut Off (GHz) Maximum Assembly Frequency (GHz) 0.1 GHz 1 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 12 GHz 18 GHz 26.5 GHz 40 GHz 50 GHz
FN37 0.37 18 18 2.0 6.3 9.1 13.2 19.6 24.8 31.5
FA05LX 0.05 130 18 18.0 54.2 76.8 108.8 154.3 189.5 232.7
FA07LX 0.07 100 18 10.0 30.2 42.8 60.8 86.5 106.3 130.9
FA09LX 0.09 65 20 7.2 21.8 30.9 44.0 62.7 77.2 100.6
FA12RX 0.12 50 50 4.3 13.1 18.6 26.6 38.1 47.2 58.6 72.3 90.6 102.5
FA15RX 0.15 40 40 3.4 10.3 14.6 21.0 30.2 37.5 46.7 57.8 72.9
FN15RX 0.15 40 18 4.3 13.1 18.6 26.6 38.1 47.2 58.6 72.3
FN18RL 0.18 40 18 4.1 12.7 18.0 25.9 37.5 46.8 58.5
FN18RX 0.18 40 40 3.4 10.3 14.6 21.0 30.2 37.5 46.7 57.8 72.9
FA19RX 0.19 30 26.5 2.4 7.5 10.7 15.4 22.3 27.8 34.9 43.4
FA20RX 0.2 28 26.5 2.2 6.8 9.7 14.1 20.4 25.6 32.1 40.1
FA22RX 0.22 24 18 2.0 6.3 9.0 13.0 18.9 23.7 29.8 1.0
FA22RXWW 0.22 30 26.5 2.5 7.7 11.0 18.8 22.9 28.6 35.8 44.6
FN22RX 0.22 30 26.5 2.4 7.5 10.7 15.4 22.3 27.8 34.9 43.4
FN22RXM 0.22 30 26.5 2.4 7.5 10.7 15.4 22.3 27.8 34.9 43.4
FN24RL 0.24 26.5 26.5 2.5 7.9 11.3 16.4 24.0 30.2 38.2 48.0
FA25RX 0.25 20 18 1.8 5.6 8.0 11.6 16.9 21.2 26.8
FN25RXWW 0.25 30 26.5 2.5 7.7 11.0 18.8 22.9 28.6 35.8 44.6
FN26RX 0.26 24 18 2.0 6.3 9.0 13.0 18.9 23.7 29.8
FN27R 0.27 21 18.2 2.0 6.3 9.1 13.3 19.7 24.9 31.7
FA29RX 0.3 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FN31RX 0.31 18.5 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FN32RX 0.32 18.5 18.2 1.6 4.9 7.0 10.1 14.7 18.4 23.0
FN32RL 0.32 18.2 18.2 1.7 5.4 7.8 11.4 17.0 21.6 27.7
FA34RXWW 0.34 18 18 1.5 4.5 6.4 9.1 13.2 16.4 20.5
FN34RX 0.34 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FN34RXM 0.34 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FN35RL 0.35 18 18 1.5 4.8 6.9 10.2 15.2 19.4 25.0
FN37RXWW 0.37 18 18 1.5 4.5 6.4 9.1 13.2 16.4 20.5
FN40RL 0.37 16.5 16.5 1.5 4.7 6.8 10.0 15.0 19.2
FA46RX 0.46 11 9 1.0 3.1 4.5 6.5 9.7
FN49RX 0.49 11 9 1.0 3.1 4.5 6.5 9.7
FN52RL 0.52 10.5 10.5 1.0 3.2 4.6 6.8 11.6
FN87KR 0.87 5 5 0.6 1.8 2.6 4.0
FN100KR 0.99 4 4 0.5 1.6 2.3 3.5

Airborne: Lightweight

CAES offers new lightweight cable products utilizing the properties of our proven FN34RX cable assemblies. These products are intended for use in high-performance airborne applications, including commercial aircraft. The FN34RX assembly is a DC to 18 GHz, 0.34" diameter cable, operational at temperatures up to +200° C. This reduced weight FN34RXLW uses a silver-plated, copper-clad aluminum center conductor and silver-plated aluminum shielding. It has a greater than 32 percent weight reduction with no impact on electrical performance.

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Lightweight Cable Assemblies

Values below are Max insertion loss (dB/100 ft)

Part Number Outer Dimension (inches) Weight (lb/ft) Frequency Cut Off (GHz) Maximum Assembly Frequency (GHz) 0.1 GHz 1 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 12 GHz 18 GHz 26.5 GHz 40 GHz 50 GHz
FA20RXLW 0.2 0.0273 28 26.5 2.2 6.8 9.7 14.1 20.4 25.6 32.1 40.1
FA31RXLW 0.31 0.0651 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FA34RXLWWW 0.34 0.0965 18 18 1.5 4.5 6.4 9.1 13.2 16.4 20.5
FN34RXLW 0.34 0.0714 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FN34RXLWM 0.34 0.0714 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FA46RXLW 0.46 0.131 11 9 1.0 3.1 4.5 6.5 9.7
FN49RXLW 0.49 0.1678 11 9 1.0 3.1 4.5 6.5 9.7
FN52RLLW 0.52 0.184 10.5 10.5 1.0 3.2 4.6 6.8 11.6
Military Ground and Shipboard

Military Ground and Shipboard 

Coaxial cable runs for mast applications require a flexible cable that permits flexing during installation, service, and sometimes the actual operation of the system. Braided electrical shields and PTFE tape-wrapped dielectric make a cable assembly flexible and pliable.

These allow repeated flexures without damage. When long, continuous runs of coaxial cable (up to 1800 ft) are needed to connect an antenna and a transmit/receive module, the unique construction of our mast cables permits the cable to be mounted on a reel for re-deployable systems. We also supply cable assembly on the reel with pulling grips and hangers ready to use in your system. Shipboard versions of this cable, identified by the part number code LSX, are designed for low smoke and halogen free jackets. Both ground-based and shipboard cables also can be supplied with a solid center conductor for lower loss.

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Military Ground and Shipboard Cable Assemblies

Values below are Max insertion loss (dB/100 ft)

Part Number Outer Dimension(inches) Frequency Cut Off (GHz) Maximum Assembly Frequency (GHz) 0.1 GHz 1 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 12 GHz 18 GHz 26.5 GHz
FE19LSX 0.19 30 26.5 2.7 8.3 11.8 17.0 24.5 30.6 38.3 47.5
FE26RX 0.26 24 18 2.0 6.3 9.0 13.0 18.9 23.7 29.8
FE26X 0.26 24 18 2.2 6.8 9.7 14.0 20.4 25.5 32.0
FE27RXBR 0.27 24 18 2.0 6.3 9.0 13.0 18.9 23.7 29.8
FE32LSX 0.32 18 18 1.6 4.9 7.0 10.1 14.5 18.1 22.5
FE34RX 0.34 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FE35RL 0.35 18 18 1.5 4.8 6.9 10.2 15.2 19.4 25.0
FE35RLM 0.35 18 18 1.5 4.8 6.9 10.2 15.2 19.4 25.0
FE35RXBR 0.35 18 18 1.4 4.3 6.2 8.9 12.8 16.0 20.0
FE35 0.35 18 18 2.0 6.2 8.9 13.0 19.2 24.3 31.0
FE47 0.47 13 13 1.4 4.4 6.4 9.4 14.2 18.2
FE54RX 0.54 8 8 1.0 3.1 4.5 6.5 9.7
FE55RXBR 0.55 8 8 1.0 3.1 4.5 6.5 9.7
FE56 0.56 10 10 1.0 3.2 4.7 7.1 10.9
FE81 0.81 6 6 0.7 2.3 3.3 5.1
FE92 0.92 5 5 0.6 2.0 2.9 4.5
FE140 1.4 3.5 3 0.5 1.6 2.3
Missiles and Precision Guided Weapons

Missiles and Precision Guided Weapons

Many cables in this group feature unique constructions to assure long flexure life under constant scanning conditions. Most of these products are helically shielded designs to provide excellent VSWR, very low loss, improved phase stability versus temperature, lightweight, and low bending force.

These products are ideally suited for interconnecting modules within subsystems or devices within modules in very densely packed locations. Their versatile designs can substantially improve system performance and reliability. Although intended for missile applications, many of these cables are appropriate for high performance military aircraft.

Cables are available in both phase matched and insertion loss matched sets. CAES cables meet or exceed stringent environmental requirements.

 

 

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Missiles and Precision Guided Weapons Cable Assemblies

Values below are Max insertion loss (dB/100 ft)

Part Number Outer Dimension(inches) Frequency Cut Off (GHz) Maximum Assembly Frequency (GHz) 0.1 GHz 1 GHz 2 GHz 4 GHz 8 GHz 12 GHz 18 GHz 26.5 GHz
FA05LX 0.05 130 18 18 54.2 76.8 108.8 154.3 189.5 232.7
FA07LX 0.07 100 18 10 30.2 42.8 60.8 86.5 106.3 130.9
FC07SZ 0.07 50 10 9.7 29.4 41.7 59.4 84.9
FT08 0.08 50 3 10.7 32.3 45.8
FA09LX 0.09 65 20 7.2 21.8 30.9 44 62.7 77.2 95.2
FA09HFX 0.09 65 18 8.7 26.2 37.2 52.8 75.1 92.5 113.9
FA09X 0.09 65 18 8.7 26.2 37.2 52.8 75.1 92.5 113.9
FG09 0.09 74 18 9.7 29.4 41.7 59.4 84.9 104.8 129.5
FZ09LX 0.09 65 18 7.2 21.8 30.9 44 62.7 77.2 95.2
FZ09LXW 0.09 65 18 7.2 21.8 30.9 44 62.7 77.2 95.2
FA12RX 0.12 50 26.5 4.3 13.1 18.6 26.6 38.1 47.2 58.6 72.3
FZ12RX 0.12 50 26.5 4.3 13.1 18.6 26.6 38.1 47.2 58.6 72.3
FA12X 0.12 50 26.5 4.8 14.6 20.7 29.6 42.4 52.4 65 80
FG18 0.18 26.5 18 3.4 10.4 14.9 21.4 31.2 39 48.9
FA19HFX 0.19 30 18 3.2 9.6 13.7 19.7 28.5 35.4 44.1
FA19MX 0.19 30 18 3.2 9.6 13.7 19.7 28.5 35.4 44.1
FS23MX 0.23 30 18 3.2 9.6 13.7 19.7 28.5 35.4 44.1
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