MIL STD- Reliability-Centered Maintenance Requirements for Naval Aircraft Weapons Systems and Support Equipment

Keywords maintenance MIL STD naval aircraft reliability reliability centered maintenance requirements support equipment weapons systems

4. General Requirements
4.1 MPA and RCM interface
Maintenance planning is part of the LSA for new weapons systems procurement. The Maintenance Planning and Analysis (MPA) gives the analysis procedures required to develop a maintenance plan. The preventative and corrective analyses are all included in the MPA process, as outlined in Figure 1. As directed by DoD Directive 4151.6, preventive maintenance requirements shall be identified by conducting RCM analysis, based on results of the failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) as described in task 301 of MIL-STD-1388. The RCM program is the basis for establishing and sustaining a preventive maintenance program for all DoD equipment. The RCM program comprises three major elements: (1) equipment design guidelines, (2) preventive maintenance program development, and (3)continuing review and update of preventive maintenance requirements.

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MIL-STD-2173 (AS)
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1.1 Purpose
The purpose of this standard is to provide the procedures for a Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis for Naval Aircraft, weapons systems, and support equipment (SE).

1.2 Application
This standard is to be used by contractors during development of new systems and equipment, and by analysis and auditors within the Naval Air Systems Command for determining preventive maintenance requirements and developing age exploration requirements. The tasks shall also be used to update the initial Reliability-Centered Maintenance analysis and analyze newly discovered failure modes. For additional information on application, refer to Appendix F on additional guidance.

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