NPFC - MIL-HDBK-1812
TYPE DESIGNATION, ASSIGNMENT AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING
|Publication Date:||14 February 1997|
The purpose of this standard is to provide type designation systems and procedures for use by the Department of Defense to standardize the identification of Photographic Equipment, Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion Engines, Aeronautical Equipment, Support Equipment, and Electronic Materiel. In addition, this standard defines the method for obtaining nomenclatures and type designations.
The type designation systems shall be flexible and broad enough in scope to cover present types of equipment and equipment to be developed in the future; yet, shall be stable enough to permit the assigned type designation to continue to identify the equipment throughout its entire life. Further, these systems shall be designed to accomplish the following.
Simplify the identification of equipment and provide a means of readily identifying items designated.
Define and identify similar items to insure that any significant differences between the user's viewpoint and that of the item's designed use and purpose shall be readily distinguishable.
Provide a means of identifying items on nameplates, specifications, drawings, and technical data.
Provide an indication of interchangeability and substitutability.
Provide an unclassified means of identifying equipment in correspondence and other communications.
Provide a means to disseminate unclassified technical data to activities within the Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense that justify a need.
This standard establishes the requirements for obtaining official assignment of nomenclature and conformation of existing nomenclature for items of photographic, electronic, aeronautical... View More
This standard establishes the requirements for obtaining official assignment of nomenclature and conformation of existing nomenclature for items of photographic, electronic, aeronautical equipment, and support equipment acquired by the DoD.View Less