What Is MIL-STD-130?

Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130) is used to communicate the standard practices for Unique Identification (UID) marking of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) property. This includes delivered property, government furnished property in possession of contractors (PIPC) and legacy property. These items must contain a Unique Item Identifier (UII), which consists of data matrix machine-readable information (MRI).

MIL-STD-130 also describes the materials permitted, minimum text size and fonts, format, syntax and rules for identifying marks on a part and where the mark must be located. Marks, including labels, must last the life of the item on which it is affixed.
Item traceability is the main force behind MIL-STD-130. After it is marked, an item’s UII is registered through the DoD’s Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry, creating a single source for information on the item, such as its purchase date and price, history of repairs, and location in the field. This information is then used to track and manage the item throughout its lifecycle, streamlining inventory and maintenance processes.
How Do I Comply with MIL-STD-130?
Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130) was created to accurately identify assets down to the individual item level. Camcode Global not only understands the complexities of this standard and assists you in achieving compliance faster and easier, but we also help you gain added value from implementing Unique Identification (UID) into your current operating processes. Utilizing the mandate for UID, you can accurately control and manage inventory and assets, increase accountability, reduce risk, and decrease the effort and time associated with inventory procedures.
We are the most experienced UID provider in the defense industry and know more about UID materials, marking techniques than anyone. We also know the best way to plan your program, manage your data, install labels and marks, integrate your equipment, and register your items. Each of these helps deliver reliable information throughout the life of the item, allowing you to enhance business processes and gain value from automatic identification and data capture. Camcode Global is your complete source for MIL-STD-130 compliance and UID traceability solutions.