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What's STANAG to do with equipment and climate?

When designing good equipment, also the climate in which it will be used is to be taken into account. Every climate region will have it's own demands on machines and materials. End users may ask for a shelter which is suitable for "Zone A2 according to Stanag 2895" without explaining what that is. You could then read the STANAG 2895 document which is published on the website of NATO: http://www.nato.int/docu/stanag/2895/2895.pdf

This document also of course comes in handy to determine if your exisiting equipment is ready for a specific climate zone ore needs any changes. In short climate zones look like this:

 

Cycle Meteorological Storage and transit
Temperature (oC) Rel Humidity (%) Temperature (oC) Rel Humidity (%)
A1 32 to 49 8 to 3 33 to 71 --
A2 30 to 44 44 to 14 30 to 63 --
A3 28 to 39 78 to 43 28 to 58 --
[ 7 days 24 100 24 100
B1 23 to 32 88 to 66 23 to 32 88 to 66
[ 358 days        
B2 26 to 35 100 to 74 30 to 63 74 to 19
C0 -19 to -6 tending to saturation -21 to -10 tending to saturation
C1 -32 to -21 tending to saturation -33 to -25 tending to saturation
C2 -46 to -37 tending to saturation -46 to -37 tending to saturation
C3 -51 tending to saturation -51 tending to saturation
C4 -57 tending to saturation -57 tending to saturation
M1 29 to 48 67 to 21 30 to 69  
M2 25.5 to 53 100 to 53 30 to 63  
M3 -34 to -23 tending to saturation -34 to -23 tending to saturation