Military Standard Testing

MIL-STD Military Standard Product Testing Services


While Quality Testing Services, LLC is primarily known for our HALT / HASS testing services, we’re also experienced and highly skilled at performing a variety of MIL-STD testing.


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MIL-STD Testing

Since they were first established in 1961, the standards that make up MIL-STD-810 have undergone several updates. The most recent version, MIL-STD-810G, was published on October 31, 2008. The standards are the result of the ongoing partnership between the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force.

For military contractors as well as other organizations that need to test the ruggedness of their products, MIL-STD testing methods emphasize putting equipment through the environmental stresses they will most likely face during their lifecycle in order to evaluate any defects and deficiencies.QualityTesting-25-25

Benefits of Military Standard Testing

Military standard testing is all about generating confidence in your products — especially in their ability to stand up to the environmental challenges they’ll meet when in use. When your products pass this level of testing, it’s a recognized mark that your products’ designs and materials are durable, rugged and up to the tasks they’ll be used for.

In addition, products that pass military standard testing are far more likely to withstand the impacts, vibrations, humidity levels and temperature shifts they’ll encounter not only during use but also during transport and storage. For military contractors, the DoD and every organization that counts on these products to work effectively, the benefits of military standard testing can be lifesaving.

Quality Testing Services, LLC — Experienced in Defense Industry Testing

As you probably know, Military Standards cover many industries and product types and can be a challenge to navigate. That’s why it’s such a prudent choice to work with an experienced testing lab like Quality Testing Services, LLC. We have solid experience in areas of the Standards (listed below). Plus, we work hard with our clients prior to testing to clarify and confirm which specific tests or portions of tests you need performed.

It’s not uncommon for testing requirements to refer to additional test specifications for clarification and details. Often, these also require that the customer choose test details specific to their hardware. To help the lab accurately quote the requisite tests, we like to see the test specifics clarified and submitted in a form that does not require researching each MIL-STD that’s referenced.

We can provide input to your test plan, but it’s preferable if you define your test suite and ideally confirm with YOUR customer those conditions so we can accurately quote and perform the tests.

We have listed two common standards below and some of the tests we routinely perform.

Military Specifications: Different Types of Tests

MIL-STD-810— the “Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests” — covers most of the environmental factors encountered during the use of military equipment in all stages of its service life. MIL-STD-810 testing involves replicating these conditions in a controlled laboratory environment through the use of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, acceleration and other simulation equipment.

    • Method 501.6 – High Temperature
    • Method 502.6 – Low Temperature
    • Method 503.6 – Temperature Shock
    • Method 505.6 – Solar Radiation
    • Method 507.6 – Humidity
    • Method 509.4 – Salt Fog (Spray/Corrosion)
    • Method 514.7 – Vibration
    • Method 516.7 – Shock
    • Method 520.4 – Temperature, Humidity, Vibration and Altitude
    • Method 528.1 – Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment

MIL-STD-202 – Test Method Standard Electronic and Electrical Component Parts

  • Method 101 – Salt Atmosphere (Corrosion)
  • Method 103 – Humidity (Steady State)
  • Method 106 – Moisture Resistance
  • Method 107 – Thermal Shock
  • Method 108 – Life (at Elevated Temperature)

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Why Work With Quality Testing Services for Your Military Standard Testing?

When you’re looking for a testing service company to meet your needs, not just any business will do. While many companies offer the latest in testing technology, few provide the ongoing support and partnership necessary for your continued success. If you’re looking for a testing company that understands your unique needs as a military contractor, choose the professionals at Quality Testing Services, LLC. We go above and beyond to support our customers in the following areas:


Attentiveness: Quality Testing Services combines the attentive customer care of a small company with the resources of a large one. We create personal relationships with each client we serve and use this understanding of your testing needs to work closely with you throughout the entire process.

Personalized recommendations: Don’t know what type of testing would be best for your business? Not a problem. Our dedicated consultant has more than 35 years of experience giving companies like yours individualized advice and custom support. When you choose Quality Testing Services, you’ll find unmatched collaboration to ensure you run the right tests and fully understand their results.

Adaptability: The nature of the business world is continually changing. To meet your ever-changing needs, we’ll adapt our approach for rushed jobs, last-minute changes and customer tests. Your biggest challenges require a testing partner who can help you meet your goals — and Quality Testing Services is here to provide that support for each unique product model.

Affordability: We offer competitive pricing on each of our services, which makes us an ideal option for new start-ups, small businesses and any company focused on finding value on a budget.

Our Reliability Testing Services

We offer a wide array of reliability testing services to military contractors across the country, including:

  • Failure analysis
  • Functional test plan development
  • HALT/HASS plan development
  • MTBF calculation
  • Requirement development

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