CALS File Type- The quick facts
What are CALS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CALS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a CALS file?
A .CALS file is a CALS Raster Image file. This raster image file format was invented by Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support, formerly known as Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS), which is a part of the United States Department of Defense.
The format is quite old - it originated in the 1980s and is a black and white image format invented to standardize graphic interchange within the United States military and its contractors.
How to open CALS files
We have identified 1 CALS opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of CALS file.
Programs that open CALS Raster Image files
Last updated: December 22, 2021
Suggest another file format using extension CALS
While we know of one file format using the .CALS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CALS file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of CALS files. Remember, different programs may use CALS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.