JOCG Aircraft/Stores Compatibility Symposium Proceedings (8th) Held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on 23-25 October 1990
JOINT ORDNANCE COMMANDERS GROUP ROCK ISLAND IL
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The purpose of this Symposium is to discuss the challenges of AircraftStores Compatibility including lessons learned from the past, to review current problems and their solutions, and to investigate future technology trends. The program has been designed to provide presentations on analytical and experimental methods for current and future integration efforts. There are various aspects of stores integration on an aircraft. This paper is only related with the weapon system aspects and not with aerodynamics, mechanical, separation or any other aspect of the subject. Integration of many different types of stores in a small multirole - multi users aircraft integrated weapon system has impacts much deeper than at the aircraftstore interface. Through three generations of systems this paper emphasizes lessons learnt on system design and development. Starting from explaining the stores integration problem on such aircrafts it goes through the different solutions chosen for each generation of system to explain the progresses and problems encountered and concludes on working direction for the future to improve store integration in the systems and the consequences on interoperability improvements.