AS5653 may be applied to Air Vehicles and Stores implementing MIL-STD-1760 Interface Standard for Aircraft/Store Electrical Interconnection System.
The AS5653A standard defined a High Speed Fibre Channel Network to improve the capability of MIL-STD-1760 to transfer information. That activity was initiated at the request of the US Navy in 2001. This standard – AS5653B - is a followup to AS5653A initiated to correct some technical issues discovered in AS5653A as well as to include some additional useful features. This revision completely replaces the previous AS5653A version.