To meet the needs of your Military and Defense testing requirements, Element offers MIL-STD-461 testing at multiple A2LA and UKAS-accredited laboratories across the US and UK


What is MIL-STD-461 testing?

MIL-STD-461 testing covers electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characteristics of equipment and systems and ensures that products meet the stringent requirements for products used in rugged military environments.

Installation and operating environments covered include; surface ships (above & below decks), submarine (internal & external to pressure hull), aircraft & space and ground systems.


What is the difference between MIL-STD-461 and 464?

MIL-STD-464 covers the environmental effects and levels that systems will be subjected to when in service, whereas MIL-STD-461 outlines the specific test methods which sub-systems and equipment will be qualified against.


MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-461G latest revision

The original MIL-STD-461 document was published in 1967 and has been revised several times over the years. The most recent edition - MIL-STD-461 was published in 2015.


Element’s MIL-STD-461 testing capabilities

Element test laboratories can perform all the tests specified in MIL-STD-461. We offer a full suite of testing that includes:

  • Radiated immunity
  • Radiated emissions to 26.5GHz
  • Radiated RF susceptibility to 18GHz, at 200V/m
  • Transient radiated susceptibility (RS105)
  • Conducted immunity
  • Conducted emissions, including CE106
  • Conducted susceptibility, including CS103, CS104, CS105, CS117, and CS118
  • Bulk current injection

Our MIL-STD-461 services are designed to provide thorough and time-effective defense validation, helping you perform Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) testing in a short period.


Military EMC vehicle chamber

Our facilities include a heavy vehicle semi-anechoic chamber (HVSAC) with an 18m x 14m working volume and capacity for 70-ton floor loading. This was originally built to test the Challenger Main Battle tank and has been used for the new generation of naval systems and British army vehicles including the Mastiff and Husky.


MIL-STD-461 testing services we support

Whether your program is for the military or civil aircraft, it is important to have a clear understanding of the tests required for compliance before you begin testing. Element’s experts can help you understand which tests you will be required to perform.


Why choose Element?

Element has many A2LA and UKAS-accredited laboratories with specialized chambers, equipment, and engaged experts to provide EMC testing for the defense and aerospace industries in the UK and US. Element Materials Technology North America is duly registered and able to handle CUI, ITAR, EAR and other similar engagements. Element Materials is fully committed to comply with all applicable FAR and DFARs regulations.

Our experts have decades of experience in military and aerospace testing, and we have the knowledge to support your testing and validation program from start to finish. We understand the unique requirements for Military and Defense EMC testing and will work with you to provide the testing that you need for your projects.

In addition to MIL-STD-461, we also provide environmental testingMIL STD 810, DEF-STAN 00-35and RTCA DO 160 military and defense testing services. 


For more information about our MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-461G testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today.


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