This DOD Application Field Guide is intended to provide the user with basic information concerning the selection and application of security seals.
For more detailed information on security seals used for transportation, consult the
User's Guide on Security Seals for Domestic Cargo
or contact the DoD Lock Program Technical Support Hotline toll free at (800) 290-7607,
or DSN (312) 551-1212.
Security seals are available in many configurations and, for the purpose of comparing the physical properties of security seals, they are grouped ASTM F 1157.
They are further classified by style (i.e. Style A, B, C, D, E, and F) which are further defined by type.
FF-S-2738, Seals, Antipilferage
for more definition.
For AA&E or classified materiel shipments, security seals types 9, 11, 12, or 13 are required and must be stamped "US" to be a DOD approved security seal for transportation.
Security Seals Ordering Information
page for a list of DOD approved security seals.