A military time of 1730 equals 5:30 p.m. in standard time. Military time is a time format that utilizes a 24-hour time table and removes the a.m. and p.m. time designations. Military time is commonly known as 24-hour time.
Using military time eliminates the confusion caused by using dual numerical time values in standard time. This 24-hour format is preferred in the military, scientific and medical communities. It is also used by emergency services, such as paramedics and firefighters. Some countries use military time as the standard time. In military time, 12:00 a.m. is referred to as 2400 hours or 0000 hours and is the base for counting time.