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MIL-STD-810G is series of tests designed by the Department of Defense to test its equipment limits in various conditions where it is expected to be used (environment) or transported (shocks).

The tests vary according to the nature, size and weight of the equipment tested.

The suite and test specifications are very extensive and cover a very large array of conditions and situations. For example, in the context of consumer electronics, nearly all the references to MIL-STD-810G has to do with the MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Test (shocks). It may also happen that tests about Hot/Cold temperatures and humidity resistance are invoked, but it’s rare to see anything else. 

MIL-STD-810G is a U.S. military specification that guarantees a level of durability for a piece of technology.

Specifically, MIL-STD-810G means the equipment has gone through a series of 29 tests. These put the phone up against shock, vibration, heat, cold, gunfire shock, humidity and more.

But any MIL-STD-810G device should be field ready, or even “combat ready” in principle. A lot of technology sold to the U.S. military must be MIL-STD-810G compliant. To win contracts, manufacturers will likely need to demonstrate that this is the case.

Increasingly, manufacturers are using this standard as a way to market their devices.

If a device boasts MIL-STD-810G compliance, it should, in theory, be durable and far more likely to survive drops and harsh environmental conditions.

MIL-STD-810G is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense. Although prepared specifically for DoD applications, this standard may be tailored for commercial applications as well.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers MIL-STD-810G Training, a 3-day course that provides technical understanding and guidance about the objectives and application of MIL-STD-810G, environmental design and test considerations and standards.

MIL-STD-810G training covers materiel acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on materiel throughout all phases of its service life.

Participants also learn about all the tests, the required equipment to perform each test, along with  the methodology to apply.

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