Cases, boxes and housings for storing and transporting civil defence, police or military equipment.

Military boxes, field boxes and military cases

ZARGES aluminium cases are an integral part of public-sector logistics. The storage and transport boxes as well as the 19" rackmount housings have been successfully used in a wide range of applications. For example, they have been used in ground vehicles, aircraft, mobile hospitals, by emergency-response teams, and for transporting dangerous goods and ground communication equipment. Applications with a very tight SWaP (space, weight and power) budget benefit from the low weight of our aluminium field boxes and housings as well as from the larger internal volume relative to weight and in comparison with plastic housings.

ZARGES housings are designed to meet several MIL specifications, including MIL-STD-285 and MIL-STD-810. Our aluminium housings have been used to protect ammunition and firearms, satellites and in-theatre communication systems. ZARGES cases are also essential when it comes to securely transporting equipment used by the police, rescue services and fire brigades. UN certification for dangerous goods transport and storage is also available.

Military specifications: standards, test methods and institutions.

The standards and test methods for military applications

Shock test

Test 516.3 in accordance with MIL-STD-810D-17. The shock test with recording of the damping values is to be carried out in six main directions, each with 3 half-sine shocks at an acceleration a = 40 g and a pulse time t = 7 ms.

Strength of handles

The test specimen is suspended in a normal position and loaded in such a way that there is a force of 375 N acting on each carrying handle. The test sample is then suspended by each handle separately and a load of 750 N is applied. Duration of test: 5 minutes according to VG 95 446.

High temperature test

Test 501.2 in accordance with MIL-STD-810 D-3, method I A2. 24 hours, 71°C.

Low temperature test

Test 502.2 in accordance with MIL-STD-810 D-4, method I C2. 24 hours, –51°C.

Temperature change test

Test 503.2 in accordance with MIL-STD-810 D-5. Test I to III, each 3 x 4 h at 71°C and -50°C. Damp heat test. Test 507.2 in accordance with MIL-STD-810 D-8, method III.

Vibration load

  1. Test 514.3 in accordance with MIL-STD-810 D-15 figures 514.3-7, 514.3-8 and 514.3-9, depending on the vibration axis, each 10 min per axis.
  2. Determination of resonance during random vibration according to paragraph 1.
  3. Random vibration according to figure 514.3-36 in the three main axes, each one hour per axis.

    Paragraphs 1 to 3 are to be carried out completely in one axis

Salt spray test

According to MIL-STD-810 F method 509.4, 96 hours duration


Resistance to mildew according to MIL-STD-810 F method 508.5, 28 days duration


Test according to MIL-STD-810 G method 506.5 Rain – Procedure I – Rain and Blowing Rain. Wind speed 28 m/s, at least 90 minutes per side. Leak tightness according to IP 65 and DIN EN 60529:1992. Dust-tight and protected against water jets.

Electromagnetic shielding

Shielding efficiency test in accordance with MIL-STD-285.

Testing according to specifications of hazardous goods directive

Approval for the transport of hazardous goods, packaging group II in accordance with ADR / RID / IATA-DGR and IMBG Code


Whether it is by land, air or water: transport sensitive electronic components in special containers for military applications or aluminium cases that can withstand the toughest of conditions.

Mitraset 19" casing
Special tasks require special solutions
For transport and storage

Features that gives you an edge

  • ATA 300 certified
  • Dust- and watertight
  • 26 standard sizes
  • Cast aluminium stacking corners
  • High level of stability thanks to fully welded aluminium profile frames
  • IP54 as standard, IP65 optional
  • Standard sizes are available with IP65 or IP67 rating for protection against water jets
  • Made of extra-thick aluminium sheets
  • Ergonomic heavy-duty drop handles
  • Size in accordance with DIN 15141 pallet

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