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While its common for military & defense electronics to get lumped together with aerospace, there are significant differences between the two.
Nadcap certification may look enticing to a military/defense OEM, however there are few other standards that are just as important.
The United States Military Standards, MIL-STD for short, covers not just the end characteristics of a product, but also the process, materials, and security that need to be followed.
These defense standards ensure the logistical usefulness of every military product, and that each component performs properly every time.
As PCB designers continually innovate and evolve, so do defense standards. Particularly applicable to PCB component designs and manufacturing are:
In general, the best military-grade PCBs conform to specific parameters regarding dielectric thickness, annular rings, and drill-to-copper clearance.
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR for short, regulates all sensitive information surrounding the production of military equipment.
The number of materials and processes regulated by ITAR is substantial but can be found here.
PCB failure can (and usually is) catastrophic, no matter the situation. When it comes to military and defense applications though, it could mean life or death.
Ensure your electronics contractor provides rigorous testing on all components with real-world applications.