NIJ Body Armor Standard and Threats Specification Now Available for Public Comment

February 23, 2018

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has issued draft documents for the proposed revision to NIJ Standard 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, and for the proposed Threat Levels and Associated Ammunition to Test Equipment Intended to Protect U.S. Law...

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NTS Lightning Laboratory Featured on Discovery Channel

February 14, 2018

At the NTS laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, industry-leading engineers and technicians are able to generate 2.4 million volts and 250,000 amperes to test the effects of lightning on commercial products. That’s why the Discovery Channel turned to NTS, the undisputed...

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8 Updates You Need to Know for DO-160G

December 27, 2017

DO-160 outlines current Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) standards for the environmental testing of avionics hardware. The RTCA published the document’s most recent update, DO-160G, in 2010. Here’s a brief overview of some of its most important changes. Section...

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Review of the 2017 IPC Reliability Forum

August 16, 2017

The IPC held their inaugural Reliability Forum this April in Chicago and by all accounts, the event was a resounding success! NTS participated along side other industry experts from raw material and equipment suppliers, PCB fabricators, contract manufacturers and OEMs....

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How will MIL-DTL-901E affect your shock qualification?

July 14, 2017

For the past 30 years, MIL-S-901D has defined requirements for shock qualification of items installed on U.S. Navy Combatants. For the duration of this period, there have been rumors of a new and improved specification revision. That time has finally...

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Changes to Certification Process in Ecuador

June 30, 2017

ARCOTEL in Ecuador issued a new regulation about the homologation process. The biggest impact to the changes are highlighted below: No in-country testing is required. The changes have removed the requirement for testing, therefore no samples are required for submission/certification...

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Taiwan Implements Requirements for RoHS in Electronic Equipment

June 1, 2017

Taiwan has recently implemented requirements for RoHS (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances) in electronic equipment. These requirements are aligned with the European RoHS directive excluding phthalates. The new requirements will be enforced for some electrical products beginning July 1, 2017 as part...

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Solicitation Alert: SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System

May 15, 2017

Solicitation Title: SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System Issued by: U.S. Special Operations Command Solicitation Number: H92222-17-R-027 Solicitation Location: Click here for Solicitation Issued: 12 May 2017 Response Date: 25 July 2017 Other details/instructions: This is only...

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Solicitation Alert: Naval Security Forces Vests IDIQ

May 3, 2017

The Solicitation Reminder is a service of NTS Wichita and Chesapeake Testing divisions to help our customers uncover Federal Business Opportunities. We hope that you find this a valuable benefit of your partnership with us.   Solicitation Title: Naval Security...

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Advanced Testing Technology Meets Art Conservation: NTS lab assists in the digital exploration of medieval boxwood sculptures.

March 29, 2017

Thanks to the help and participation of our NTS Chesapeake Non-destructive Imaging Laboratory (formerly Chesapeake Testing), researchers have made advances in the study of medieval boxwood sculptures. The pieces are currently being featured in the exhibition Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood...

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