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VG cables from Friesland-Kabel: power that connects

Military cables according to the VG standard for every use

Discover cables certified for military precision and reliability (according to VG 95218) in line with the Bundeswehr’s defence equipment standards (VG standards). Our cables meet all requirements to ensure optimal energy and signal transmission, even under harsh conditions at sea. The cables have been extensively tested according to the VG standards.

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Reliable and resilient VG cables

Power cable military
Maximum performance in actionPower cables for military ships

Reliable, robust and long-lasting: power cables from Friesland-Kabel are the safe bet for naval applications.

Communication cable for military ships
Secure communication in actionCommunication cables for military ships

Discover our communication cables for navy applications: robust, reliable and VG standard-compliant.

Highest quality standards for maximum operational safety

All product certifications at a glance

All of our cables and wires meet the highest quality standards and are ideal for maritime and industrial applications. Take a look at all product certificates here and download any PDFs you may need.

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Secure use on the high seas

VG cables are crucial in maritime military operations

VG cables are at the core of secure communication and energy supply on ships and boats, including for the German Navy. In an environment where precision and reliability are critical, our VG 95218 standard compliant military ship cables offer unparalleled quality and shielding. They ensure fault-free signal transmission and robust performance even in the harshest conditions at sea. Whether you need data transmission or energy supply – our VG cables meet the highest requirements and support the Bundeswehr, among others, in carrying out military missions successfully and safely. The military ship cables can meet many individual requirements. With Friesland-Kabel, you have a strong partner at your side who implements customer requests quickly and efficiently.

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Get personal advice from our experienced team of experts today and benefit from our many years of expertise in the national and international market environment. We fully understand industry and product requirements in the maritime and industrial sectors.

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High quality and flexibility

Our advantages for you

From advice to assembly and worldwide delivery: in addition to high-quality VG cables, we also offer comprehensive services. Our experienced team will be happy to advise you when selecting the right cables and can offer custom solutions for your individual requirements. Handling customer-specific requirements such as cutting, taping and labelling are among our strengths. You also benefit from fast delivery times and flexible order processing.

Frequently asked questions

VG cables are ship cables/marine cables for military use, for example by the German Bundeswehr and the German Navy. They require approval from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and are tested and certified according to the standard VG 95218. All of our military ship cables have the requisite permits from the BAAINBw.

There are a variety of certificates and permits for ship cables. Commonly used ones include: DNV (Det Norske Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), BV (Bureau Veritas), RINA (Registro Italiano Navale), ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). Additionally, ship cables for military use in Germany have to be tested and certified by the BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in accordance with standard VG 95218 (defence equipment standard). All of our military ship cables meet the VG 95218 standard and are accordingly certified.

The VG cables from Friesland-Kabel meet the specifications of VG standard 95218 of the Bundeswehr for use on military ships. The standard defines stringent benchmarks with regard to shielding, durability, data protection and stability. The strict requirements on performance and quality ensure that power supply and data transmission are stable and reliable, even in extreme situations. For this purpose, the cables are tested and certified by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw).

Exporting ship cables is no different than exporting standard cables. However, we do recommend looking into the country-specific standards and certificates that cables have to comply with in the country where they will be used. Our wide range of civil and military ship cables comply with a variety of international requirements and in some cases have DNV, LR, BV, RINA and ABS certifications. In the military ship cable segment, all of our cables are certified and approved according to VG standard VG 95218 from the BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support).

Yes, we deliver all ship cables in any length – including short lengths. This also applies to military ship cables under VG standard VG 95218.

Yes, by prior arrangement you can pick up ordered ship cables at our logistics centre in Wismar during opening hours.

The different manufacturers generally have different designations for the cables. But since all manufacturers are subject to the same standards from the certifying organisations such as the DNV, ABS, LR and RINA, there are only minor differences between them. In other words, it is generally possible to use the cables of all manufacturers. In the area of military ship cables according to VG standard VG 95218 from the BAAINBw, the type designations of the cables are the same for all manufacturers.

VG cables are designed as military ship cables specifically for use in maritime environments and meet the requirements and provisions of the VG standard. All VG cables from Friesland-Kabel are certified according to VG standard 95218, and are low-smoke and halogen-free, highly flexible, lightweight and small. This allows effective installation of the cables on a ship even in tight quarters.

Friesland-Kabel offers a wide range of cable types, and, thanks to large warehouse stocks, almost all cable types can be delivered just in time. Cables from our range include MGSGO/MGGO cables for laying on and below deck; double-shielded LFMSGSSGO 250 V cables; shielded MMGSGSGO 6/10 kV medium-voltage cables; H07RN-F 450/750 V rubber-insulated cables or S05ZZH2-F 300/500 V halogen-free illumination cables. VG cables are also used as monitor cables, for signal transmission with special shielding and for many other special applications. In addition to military ship cables, Friesland-Kabel also offers an extensive range of products for civil shipbuilding.

To safeguard signal integrity and minimise electrical interference even in harsh maritime environments, military cables must ensure reliable and robust shielding. Under the VG standard, special requirements for data protection and security must be met. To achieve reliable shielding, special sheaths are used for the cable strands.

For the efficient and reliable installation of VG cables, Friesland-Kabel offers customised cable assemblies according to customer specifications. Cutting, taping, labelling and other services are available. Our customer service experts are happy to advise you on further standard and special solutions.