Aeronautical Design Standard (ADS) Handbook- Armament and Fire Control for System Survey for Army Aircraft

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1.1 w.This handbook contains guidance for the performance of a "survey" on armament and fire control subsystems integrated on an aircraft. A survey is the act of collecting information to determine the current state of the design with respect to established performance requirements. The survey will consist primarily of ground and flight tests. Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the survey will be used to find needed improvements or problem areas that need resolution prior to commitment to the demonstration phase that verifies compliance with contract requirements. Surveys are normally conducted on new or major modifications to reduce program risk. At the discretion of the Government, surveys can be required for smaller armament and fire control modification programs. For purposes of this handbook, the terms "armament" and "weapon" are interchangeable.


2.1 General. The documents listed below are not necessarily all of the documents referenced herein, but are those needed to understand the information provided by this handbook.
2.2 Government documents.
2.2.1 Svecifications, standards, and handbooks. The following specifications, standards, and handbooks form a part of this document to the extent specified herein.

• MIL-STD-882 Standard Practice for System Safety
• MIL-STD-1289 Airborne Stores Ground Fit and Compatibility, Requirements for
• MIL-HDBK-799 Fire Control Systems, General
• MIL-HDBK-1763 Aircraft Stores Compatibility: Systems Engineering Data Requirements and Test Procedures

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1. This handbook is approved for use by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and is available for use by all departments and agencies of the Department of Defense.
2. This handbook includes guidance for use of an Armament and Fire Control System Survey on Army aircraft. It also includes format changes to comply with MIL-STD-967, Department of Defense Standard Practice for Defense Handbooks Format and Content.
3. Comments, suggestions, or questions on this document should be addressed to Commander, U. S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, ATTN: AMSRD-AMR-SE-TD-ST, Huntsville, AL 35898 or emailed to Since contact information can change, you may want to verify the currency of this address information using the ASSlST Online database at

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