What Are Some Military Standards?


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Standards of the U.S. military include MIL-STD-810G, which relates to environmental engineering and laboratory testing to determine how equipment performs given various environmental factors, and MIL-STD-12D, which specifies terms and abbreviations for use on drawings and in technical documents. The first military standard, MIL-STD-105, informed government contractors of the quality and safety specifications required of their products. Military standards exist for bakery sanitation, ammunition data cards, optical terms and the detection and the identification and prevention of pest infestation.

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MIL-STD-1750A, which is related to the architecture of computers, has six additional versions, identified as notices. MIL-STD-1751, which also has various versions, deals with safety and performance tests for the qualification of explosives.

MIL-STD-1553B, released in 1958, addresses weapon systems; since its introduction several weapon systems have implemented the standard. Numerous European weapon systems implemented MIL-STD-1533 in 1981 as a result of a NATO standardization agreement, and in 1985 United States and European systems recognized this standard as the primary communication link for smart bombs as defined in MIL-STD-1760. MIL-STD-1553 has also expanded into space applications, including the International Space Station, Japan's H2 launch vehicle and India's Chandrayaan lunar probe. Commercial aircrafts, such as the Airbus A350, also comply with MIL-STD-1533.

Military standards establish uniform technical and engineering specifications for the manufacturing, design and testing of equipment and processes to ensure that products and procedures achieve the quality and high-reliability objectives of the U.S. Department of Defense. By testing to these standards, the United States ensures the compatibility of various products and consistency in key electrical, mechanical and thermal functions, as well as governmental and commercial defense objectives.

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