This interface standard applies to fuzes/fuzing systems (referred to as fuzing system hereafter) in airborne weapons that use a MIL-STD-1760 interface. It defines the powers, the discrete signals and the serial data interface for the communications at the interface between the fuzing system and the remainder of the weapon, including the weapon control unit, for Class 1 interfaces. Future issues of the standard will provide for additional fuzing system related functionality defined as Class 2 and Class 3 interfaces. For future issues of this standard, the connector definition is contained in AS5680.
This standard does not impose any safety requirements and does not supersede or replace any existing applicable safety standards.
The Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), AS-1 Technical Committee Aircraft Systems and System Integration, formed SAE AS-1B6, Fuze Systems Task Group, to generate an Aerospace Standard (AS) to support interoperability and interchangeability of airborne weapons and their fuzing systems. This effort was initiated in response to a request made to the SAE AS-1 Technical Committee by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Air Armament Panel for AS-1 to undertake a study or series of studies related to airborne weapons fuzing system standardization.
This standard addresses weapons using MIL-STD-1760, aircraft to weapon interfaces as this is the interface generally employed for all modern airborne weapons of NATO countries.