The United States Department of Defense issued MIL-STD-461 in 1967 to integrate electromagnetic compatibility into the research and development stage for defense communications technology.
Various revisions of MIL-STD-461 have been released. Many military contracts require compliance to MIL-STD-461E. The latest revision (as of 2015) is known as "MIL-STD-461G".
While MIL-STD-461 compliance is technically not required outside the US military, many civilian organizations also use this document.
In 1999, MIL-STD-462 was combined with MIL-STD-461D into MIL-STD-461E.
- "Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment"
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- "MIL-STD-461 Testing" Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
- "Defense Standards"
- "Why is MIL-STD-461 an important COTS feature for our military?" Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
- DownLoad EverySpec MIL-STD-461G 
- Official website
- In Compliance Magazine
- Mazzola, S. (2009). "MIL-STD-461: The basic military EMC specification and it's evolution over the years". 2009 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference. pp. 1–9. doi:10.1109/LISAT.2009.5031566. ISBN 978-1-4244-2347-7.
- Pierce, James D. (2009). Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Requirements for Military and Commercial Equipment (Master's thesis.). Monterey, CA: Naval Postgraduate School.