Accession Number : ADA590203


Title :   Quality Assurance of Current Combat Ration Pack Components: 12 Months Progress Report on 2010/11 Ration Packing Program


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) HUMAN PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE DIV


Personal Author(s) : De Diana, Jeanine ; Coad, Ross


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a590203.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : DSTO provides science and technology support to DMO for the through-life management of combat ration pack components. This report details the performance of 24 components from the 2010/11 ration packing program following 12 months storage under controlled conditions. The results provide guidance as to the anticipated shelf life of each component and the ability of products to meet warranty requirements. The report concludes that 5 components are expected to meet the warranty requirements, 11 are at risk of failure and 8 have either already failed or are expected to fail.


Descriptors :   *PACKAGING , AUSTRALIA , QUALITY ASSURANCE , RATIONS , SHELF LIFE , STORAGE


Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE