Mil Spec Packaging

The military’s standardization of packaging is called Military Specification Packaging. This defines the application of materials and/or methods to protect an item during shipment, handling, during indeterminate storage and distribution worldwide.

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Mil Spec Packaging

Military Packaging Requirements


The U.S. Department of Defense has established certain requirements for those providing supplies to armed forces and government agencies. This can include anything from small parts to large, heavy goods. When packaging and shipping these items, contractors must abide by compliance measures defined in MIL-STD-2073 and MIL-STD-129.

MIL-STD-2073 is the standard practice for military packaging. This compliance protects military shipments from any type of corrosion or deterioration, and includes protection from environmentally induced corrosion and deterioration, physical and mechanical damage, and other forms of deterioration and degradation during storage, handling, and shipments that are associated with the military distribution system.

MIL-STD-129 details the Department of Defense’s detailed uniform marking and packaging requirements for shipments. This specification covers how items are marked for easy identification during shipment and storage. This marking helps military personnel fill the necessary requisition when a particular stock goes short of the balance level.


MAC Packaging has specialized in MIL-SPEC Packaging for over 45 years and offers a wide variety of services to our clients. We can help you from the solicitation stage forward, which includes the bidding process all the way through to helping you receive payment of your invoices. We can provide services for all aspects of your government contract, including printing and affixing military shipping labels, bar code marking labels, stencils, RFID tags and UID markings. We will ship your product for you directly to the government facility, and can also assist you with any administrative requirements. This includes billing through the required electronic interface for the U.S. Government to help assure delivery acceptance and timely payment of your invoices.


Over the past four decades we have packaged and shipped just about everything. We use this MIL-SPEC Packaging experience to provide cost-effective solutions that save you time and money. Many times clients are unaware of all of the costs and expenses associated with a government contract. We help you analyze and evaluate what is needed to ensure a profitable contract. Let’s talk and explore ideas to see where and how we can help you.

MIL-SPEC Contracts

We have earned our enviable industry reputation in part because of our four decades of experience and knowledge of the U.S. Department of Defense’s detailed military packaging specifications and regulations.

MIL-SPEC Labeling

We are experts in the complex military packaging and labeling requirements. We make sure your package gets delivered to it’s desired location on-time at a lower cost than you can do yourself.

Adminstrative Requirements

We can communicate with contract officers, facilitate inspections and help maintain accurate data in the governments electronic systems to assure delivery acceptance and timely payment of your invoices.

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