Defense Applications

We provide a variety of MIL-SPEC products for defense and aerospace applications.

Customized Products For
Defense Applications

McLube has more than 60 years of experience in developing products based on solid lubricant technologies to address challenges of existing and newly developed weapon systems and other military applications. Our Formulation Chemists continually participate in SBIR projects with the same diligence and vigor applied to civilian projects. Appropriate authorities may contact McLube directly for assistance with military and defense projects and custom formulations. Explore below for more information.


An essential part of the military’s logistical supply chain is the National/NATO Stock Number system (NSN). NSNs are used to manage and identify all supply items. They also help to standardize the military requirements for testing and evaluating supply items. All product characteristics and performance data must be identified in the cataloging process used to assign new NSNs. McLube currently offers eight products with NSNs.

Appropriate authorities may contact McLube for more information about our NSN-assigned products.


  • Molybdenum Disulfide Powder (1)
  • Ordinance Grease for Extreme Pressures (1)
  • Several Unique Parting Compounds (2)
  • Multiple Dry Lubricants (1)


  • 9150 Oils and Greases
  • 6850 Miscellaneous Chemical
  • 6810 Chemicals
  • Lo68 Technical Representative for Chemicals and Chemicals Products
  • 9160 Miscellaneous Wax, Oils, and Fats
  • 8030 Preservative and Sealing Compounds

Recent research

McLube recently completed a US Navy test program to develop new technology corrosion preventive coatings. In addition to laboratory screening studies, test protocols were developed to simulate the shipboard environment as closely as possible. Test conditions included exposure to heat, chemicals, and seawater in a marine atmosphere. Metal substrates and sample configurations were specific to the weapon system under development. Additional parameters for resistance to abrasion, impact, vibration, or other performance specifications were also tested.


  • Naval Waste Management, Anti-stick
  • Small-caliber Ammunition Production Aid
  • Weapons System Development
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Aids
  • Anti-corrosion Coatings
  • General Lubrication Applications
Appropriate authorities may contact McLube directly for more information about defense applications and research.

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