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MIL-STD-2073

MIL-STD-2073 Format Interpretation

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To Assist You in Better Understanding Military Packaging: 
Here is a Packaging Code Cross Reference to Military Packaging and Marking Standards
a link to the Navy's Code lookup, and illustrations of DSCC's most common contract packaging requirement formats.

The following table is an interpretation and cross reference for MIL-STD-2073-1D packaging requirements.

MIL-STD-2073 PACKAGING REQUIREMENT SEQUENCE FORMAT INTERPRETATION
DESCRIPTIONCODESTANDARDLOCATION
Quantity Unit Pack (QUP) 001 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix B, Paragraphs B.3 - B.4.2
MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Paragraph J.4.3
Preservation Method 41 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.I or J.Ia
MIL-STD-2073-1D Paragraphs 5.2.3 through 5.2.4.8
Cleaning and Drying Procedures 1 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.II
MIL-STD-2073-1D Paragraph 5.2.1
Preservative Material 00 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.III or J.IIIa
MIL-STD-2073-1D Application: Paragraphs 5.2.2.1 through 5.2.2.3
Wrapping Material CA MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.IV or J.IVa
Cushioning and Dunnage Material JC MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.V or J.Va
Cushioning and Dunnage Thickness X MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.VI
Unit Container D3 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.VII or J.VIIa
Optional Indicator Code (OPI) O MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.VIIIa
Intermediate Container EC MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.VII or J.VIIa
Intermediate Container Quantity 024 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix B, Table B.I and Paragraphs B.5.1 through B.5.2
MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Paragraph J.4.11
Packing Code Q MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.IX or J.IXa
Packing Level B MIL-STD-2073-1D Paragraphs 3.10b(1), 3.10b(2), and 5.4
Special Marking Code 00 MIL-STD-2073-1D Appendix J, Table J.X
MIL-STD-129N ALL

IMAGE: keyNOTE: Under the heading 'CODE' is a sample of a packaging requirement--for demonstration purposes only. 


Code Lookup - The Navy has developed a database to help you gather descriptions to the following types of codes: MIL-STD-2073 packaging requirements, special material content, hazardous materials, shelf-life, shelf-life action, and type of storage.New 

The following illustrations are the three most common contractual packaging requirement formats used by Defense Supply Center Columbus.
Format as it would appear in Section 'D' of a DSCC Contract
 J.I/J.IaJ.IIJ.IIIJ.IVJ.VJ.VIJ.VIIJ.VIIIa
J.VIIIaApp J 
J.VII
App BJ.VIIIJ.IXJ.X
MIL-STD
2073-1D
Preser-
vation
Method

 

Cln
and
Dry
Preser-
vative
Mat'l
Wrap-
ping
Mat'l
Cushion
and
Dunnage
Cushion
Thick-
ness
Unit
Container
Opt.
Ind.
Code
Qty Unit
Pack
Interm.
Cont.
Interm.
Cont. Qty
Pkg.
Lvl.
Pkg.
Rqmt.
Code
Special
Marking
Code
Digit
Position
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Pkg.
Code
4 1 1 0 0 C A J C X D 3 O 0 0 1 E C 0 2 4 B Q 0 0

NOTE: The above packaging requirements is an illustration of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) prep for delivery. 

Format as it would appear in a DSCC purchase order
PACKAGING DATA - MIL-STD-2073-1D (15 DEC 99)
QUP= 001: PRES MTHD= 41: CLNG/DRY= 1: PRESV MAT= 00:
WRAP MAT= CA: CUSH/DUNN MAT= JC: CUSH/DUNN THKNESS= X: 
UNIT CONT= D3: OPI= O:
INTRMDTE CONT= EC: INTRMTE CONT QTY= 024: PACK= U: 
MARKING SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH MIL-STD-129.
SPECIAL MARKING CODE= 00 - NO SPECIAL MARKING.
DOD BAR CODE MARKING REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH 
MIL-STD-129 (LATEST REVISION) MARKING AND BAR
CODING IN ACCORDANCE WITH AIM BC1

NOTE: The above packaging requirements is an illustration of a prep for delivery to stock locations (depots). No 'PACKING LEVEL' is specified for this type of delivery due to the changes in MIL-STD-2073-1D. 

Format as it would appear in a DSCC Long Term Contract:

PREP FOR DELIVERY: MIL-STD-2073 1D Dated 15 Dec 99
Quantity Unit Pack (QUP) CODE 001
Preservation Method CODE 41
Cleaning and Drying Procedures CODE 1
Preservative Material CODE 00
Wrapping Material CODE CA
Cushioning and Dunnage Material CODE JC
Cushioning and Dunnage Thickness CODE X
Unit Container CODE D3
Optional Procedure Indicator CODE O
Intermediate Container CODE EC
Intermediate Container Quantity CODE 024
FOR DLA STOCK:
Pack CODE U
FOR OCONUS PRIORITY 9 THRU 15 AND FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS):
Pack CODE Q
Packing CODE B
MARKING AND BAR CODE REQUIREMENTS:
ALL SHIPMENTS FOR DLA STOCK, OCONUS PRIORITIES 9-15, AND FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) SHALL BE MARKED AND BARCODED IN ACCORDANCE WITH MIL-STD-129N AND AIM BC1 (UNIFORM SYMBOLOGY SPECIFICATION CODE 39)
Special Marking Code: 00 (NO SPECIAL MARKING)
FOR NON-FMS AND NON-STOCK ORDERS FOR CONUS DELIVERY AND OCONUS PRIORITIES 1 THRU 8:
MARKED AND PACKAGED STANDARD COMMERCIAL IAW ASTM D 3951 AND BAR CODED IAW AIM BC1
PALLETIZATION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 
DC1636P001 REV D DATED 01277.
 
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