What Does Military Coating (MIL-STD) Mean?
What sets military coating apart from other commercially available coatings is that it is manufactured and applied according to the quality, reliability and other standards set by the United States Department of Defense.
However, not all military coatings are exclusively for the U.S. Department of Defense. Some are available commercially and are generally considered to be of higher quality and reliability than similar products that are produced for ordinary use.
The documents for the specifications or standards used by the U.S Department of Defense are prefixed by "MIL" as shown in the following examples:
- MIL-P-22332 - Paint, Priming, Exterior and Interior – the specs for materials used for coating ammunition
- MIL-DTL-24441 - General Specification for epoxy-polyamide paint