Aeronautical Design Standard (ADS) Handbook- Guidance for Data for Safety of Flight Airworthiness Release for Helicopter Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE)

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1.0 SCOPE.

This handbook provides guidance for the ASE (Aircraft Survivability Equipment) data submittals, which will be completed prior to issue of a Safety of Flight (SOF) Release for testing of new/modified ASE equipment installed on U.S. Army aircraft. A combination of analyses, component testing, and ground testing will be used to issue the first release to test the system, which should be stipulated in each contract. The ADS-66 handbook would assist the contractor in determining the exact data/reports needed to assure airworthiness of the system. ASE is generally defined as any piece of equipment that aids in the self-defense of an aircraft from ground-to-air or air-to-air threats, by limiting the ability of the threat to engage the aircraft. In broad terms, this includes missile detectors, threat jammers, and countermeasure dispensers. ASE generally does not encompass items that are intended to increase combat effectiveness, such as guns, fire control radars, friend-or-foe identification systems, weather radars, etc.


2.1 General.
The documents listed in this section are not necessarily all of the documents referenced herein, but are the ones that are needed in order to fully understand the information provided by this handbook.
2.2 Government documents.
2.2.1 Specifications, Standards, Guides, and Handbooks.
The following specifications, standards, and handbooks form a part of this document to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of these documents are those listed in the issue of the Department of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards (DoDISS) and supplement thereto, cited in the Aeronautical Design Standard (ADS).

• MIL-STD-810 Environmental Test Methods and Engineering Guidelines
• MIL-STD-1472 Human Engineering Design Criteria for Military System, Equipment, and Facility
• MIL-STD-464 Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Requirements for Systems

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