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ACTIVITY_TITLE

Aircraft Stores Compatibility, Integration, and Separation Testing

ACTIVITY_NUMBER

SCI-244

CLASSIFICATION

NU

ACTIVITY_STATUS_LABEL

2

ACTIVITY_LABEL

AG

START_DATE

01/01/2012

END_DATE

01/12/2014

ACTIVITY_OPEN_TO_PARTNERS

0

KEYWORDS

Weapons; Stores; flight testing; separation; ejection racks; bombs; missiles; compatibility

BACKGROUND

There is no established NATO governance on specific testing approaches or procedures used to assess the compatibility, separation, and integration of these stores on all aircraft. Some NATO nations have developed such procedures. For example, US Military requirements for stores and weapon integration with host aircraft are largely contained in MIL-HDBK-244 and MIL-HDBK-1763. An AGARDograph capturing contemporary standard approaches to ground and flight testing of stores on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, including carriage, separation, systems integration, and full compatibility would benefit multiple countries by establishing a common understanding of this complex subject. Common approaches would enhance interoperability and coordinated exercises in addition to promote cross-training and transfer of stores technology amongst NATO and partner nations.

OBJECTIVES

To document current techniques and certification criteria across NATO for determining aircraft stores compatibility.

TOPICS

Standards, ground and flight tests necessary to determine aircraft/stores compatibility, integration and separation as well as resultant stores configurations and captive carriage envelopes and air vehicle performance effects.

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Created at 01/10/2014 10:15 by System Account
Last modified at 02/11/2014 16:26 by System Account