T&E 4206 Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Weapons Integration

Course Description

This module begins with an overview and description of Mil-Std-1760D, Interface Standard for Aircraft/Store Electrical Interconnection System as the baseline for Weapons Integration. The proper evaluation of a Stores Management System is covered in detail by using specific test cases. A generic set of evaluation guidelines is presented for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground weapons testing, and no less than 20 weapons types are presented as examples. Safety footprints, hazard analysis and special considerations for live-fire exercises are addressed. Error budgeting and analysis are discussed in relation to weapons accuracy and consistency.

Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have a basic understanding of flight test procedures, techniques, and data analysis associated with weapons and stores certification. He/she will:

Be familiar with
1. Mil-Std-1760D.
2. Weapons to aircraft interfaces.

3. Stores management systems.
4. Error budgets.
5. Weapons accuracy analysis.
6. Specific air-to-air weapons evaluations.
7. Specific air-to-ground weapons evaluations.
8. Safety footprints and hazard analysis.

Sequence of Instruction

Stores Certification 
Air-to-Air Systems 
Air-to-Ground Systems 
Stores Management Systems 
Guided Missiles 
Guided Bombs 
Asymmetric Stores 
Safety & Photo Chase 

Texts and Reference Materials

NTPS Course Notes
Instructor Text

Instructional Methodology

Lectures and Lab

Process of Evaluation