MIL-STD-810 – Subject Matter Expertise


CVG Strategy experts have been involved in product testing and compliance since the late eighties.  In the past ten years, we have worked to support dozens of environmental tests and fully understand the latest versions MIL-STD-810 and similar US DOD Military Standards.

Prior to World War II, environmental testing as it is known today was non-existent.  With WWII came a requirement for worldwide military operations involving all kinds of vehicles, ground support equipment and aircraft operating under a very broad range of environmental conditions.  Systems were fielded quickly and little or no testing was done to qualify them.  Airplanes didn’t fly, torpedoes did not operate after launch, small boats sank and guns jammed.  There were few standard procedures for performing tests among the various government laboratories.  As a result, industry was motivated to speed the development of environmental facilities.

After the war was over, the precursor to the MIL-STD-810 was written including the US Army Air Force Specification No. 41065, “General Specification for Environmental Test of Equipment,” 7 December 1945.  The US Navy developed MIL-T-5422.  These standards were continued throughout the fifties, and finally in 1962, the US Air Force drafted MIL-STD-810.  By June 1967, MIL-STD-810B was no longer just an Air Force Military Standard; it was considered “Tri-Service” and encompassed the US Army, US Air Force and US Navy as the ultimate product qualification standard.

We can provide:

  1. Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP) – MIL-STD-810G Task 402 LCEP
  2. Detailed Environmental Test Plan (DETP) – MIL-STD-810G Task 405 DETP
  3. Design and manufacture required Test Fixture(s)
  4. Test Program Management
  5. On-site (at test lab) technical support and witness (third-party)
  6. Post-Test documentation review and test summary report
  7. Product Compliance Management and program development
  8. Subject Mater Expertise and support

Here are the versions of MIL-STD-810 from the beginning:

MIL-STD-810 MILITARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL TEST METHODS June 14, 1962
MIL-STD-810A MILITARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL TEST METHODS FOR AEROSPACE AND GROUND EQUIPMENT June 23, 1964
MIL-STD-810B MILITARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL TEST METHODS June 15, 1967
MIL-STD-810C MILITARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL TEST METHODS March 10, 1975
MIL-STD-810D MILITARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL TEST METHODS ENGINEERING GUIDELINES July 19, 1983
MIL-STD-810E MILITARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL TEST METHODS ENGINEERING GUIDELINES July 14, 1989
MIL-STD-810F MILITARY STANDARD DEFINITIONS FOR BASIC ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT January 1, 2000
MIL-STD-810G MILITARY STANDARD DEFINITIONS FOR BASIC ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT October 31, 2008

CVG Strategy has a relationship with several A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) Environmental Labs across the country.  There are five (5) A2LA Labs within a 2 hour drive of our Viera, Florida headquarters.  We can work with you to help select the right lab based on your testing program.  We have extensive MIL-STD-810 – Subject Matter Expertise and can help you with your test program.

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