The Mil Std 810 standard contains material acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on material throughout all phases of its service life. It is important to note that this document does not impose design or test specifications. Rather, it describes the environmental tailoring process that results in realistic material designs and test methods based on material system performance requirements.
The mil std testing document supports the functions of three different groups of personnel involved in the material acquisition process. Each of these groups is critical to the goal of successfully incorporating environmental considerations into material design, test, and evaluation. Although each group has different tasks to perform, none of these tasks can be isolated from the others in a successful acquisition program. This information is intended for the following:
||Material acquisition program managers among whose responsibilities is ensuring material will function as required in intended operational environments.
||Environmental engineering specialists (EES) who assist combat and material developers throughout the acquisition process to tailor their material designs and test designs to environmental stresses/constraints expected during the material's service life.
||Design, test, and evaluation community analysts, engineers, and facility operators who meet user needs by focusing on tailored designs and tests.
(Source: MIL-STD-810G October 31, 2008). Document available on US Army Developmental Test Command web site: http://www.atec.army.mil/standardization.html