MIL-C-5040h/PIA-C-5040 Type 3 parachute cord, also known as "550" or simply "paracord," is the go-to utility cordage for the US military, survival experts, bushcrafters, hunters, and outdoorsmen. Our 550 paracord meets or exceeds military specification MIL-C-5040h and PIA-C-5040 requirements, and a certificate of conformance is available upon request. The MIL-C-5040h Type 3 specification calls for 7-9 core strands; 5col parachute cord has 8 3-ply load-bearing core strands.
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