What is MIL-STD-810G ?

In this article:

  1. What is MIL-STD-810G?
  2. What does having MIL-STD-810G compliance mean?
  3. What is MIL-STD-810H?

What is MIL-STD-810G?

MIL-STD-810G is a US military specification that guarantees a level of durability for a piece of technology. Specifically, it 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. Any MIL-STD-810G device should be field-ready or even “combat-ready” in principle. Most technology sold to the US military must be MIL-STD-810G compliant. To win contracts, manufacturers will likely need to demonstrate that this is the case.

What does having MIL-STD-810G compliance mean?

If a device boasts MIL-STD-810G compliance, it should, in theory, be durable. It will be far more likely to survive drops and harsh environmental conditions.  MIL-STD-810G devices have gone through 29 tests to prove their high level of resistance.  These tests include resistance to a bevy of things that can hurt a device in hostile or harsh environments.  MIL-STD-810G devices are tested against:

  1. Low pressure
  2. High temperature
  3. Low temperature
  4. Temperature shock
  5. Fluid contamination
  6. Solar radiation
  7. Rain
  8. Humidity
  9. Fungus
  10. Salt fog
  11. Sand and dust
  12. Explosive atmosphere
  13. Immersion
  14. Acceleration
  15. Vibration
  16. Acoustic noise
  17. Shock
  18. Pyroshock
  19. Acidic atmosphere
  20. Gunfire shock
  21. Temperature, humidity, vibration, and altitude
  22. Icing/freezing rain
  23. Ballistic shock
  24. Vibro-acoustic/temperature
  25. Freeze/thaw
  26. Time waveform replication
  27. Rail impact
  28. Multi-exciter
  29. Mechanical vibrations of shipboard equipment

What is MIL-STD-810H?

While MIL-STD-810G is a much more common standard among smartphones, a newer standard succeeds it. The tests carried out are the same (listed in the previous section), but tests have been updated with new standards for better accuracy and ruggedness.

The difference between MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-810H might be minuscule for most users, but it’s essential to keep it in mind if you want the latest military standard revision.

MIL-STD-810H is becoming very common with newer rugged phones, so you probably won’t have issues finding a device with the latest standard.

Do you need further assistance?