DoD Handbook- Aircraft Stores Compatibility Systems Engineering Data Requirements and Test Procedures

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4.1.1 General.

The easiest way to recommend carriage/employment of a store is by analogy on the basis of similarity to a currently authorized store. If the aerodynamic, structural, mass and operational characteristics of the store to be certified are sufficiently similar to those of a store already certified in the desired loading configuration of the designated (or similar) aircraft, it may be possible to authorize the store partly or entirely by analogy. Where certification cannot be justified on the basis of similarity, analyses of existing aircraft and store data must be performed to evaluate compatibility. Such analyses may themselves provide enough information to allow certification, or they may point out the need for additional data to be acquired by the performance of specific tests. The analysis of this additional test data would then form the basis for a certification recommendation.

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1.1 Scope.

This handbook applies to all agencies within the DoD and industry involved with determining the extent of compatibility between military aircraft and aircraft stores. It applies to every activity of the system life cycle involving aircraft and/or stores including: development, manufacturing, deployment, operations, support, training and disposal. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to

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