MODUK - DEF STAN 00-972: PART 0
Military Air Traffic Services Equipment Safety and Performance Standards (Aerodrome, Terminal and Naval Air Traffic Services) Part 0: Procedures for Use, Content and Definitions
|Publication Date:||23 October 2015|
Part 0 provides guidance and content information, together with definitions of the terms used throughout this document. Specific technical definitions may be separately defined as they are used.
The material contained in all parts of this Def Stan set out the requirements for System Safety and Functional Performance of Military ATS Systems. All equipment that has the capability to be used for ATS or ATM, shall comply with all the appropriate requirements within this Def Stan for the full coverage area, hardware and software used when in this mode regardless of the location of the equipment, platform it is situated on or the operational context in which it is being used. Application of the appropriate contents within this Def Stan shall be made at the time of any significant change to an ATS System Design or Architecture1. The scope of the contents of this Def Stan covers Safety, Performance and Regulatory aspects.
The legal framework for regulatory powers of the MAA is vested in the Secretary of State, with specific exclusions stated in both European Unions (EU) Regulations and the UK Air Navigation Order (ANO). Consequently, provisions within International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EU and UK ANO Regulation are not directly legally applicable to Military ATS Systems, although Military ATS Systems should be demonstrably at least equivalent in Safety and Performance.
'Significant ATM programmes such as SESAR2 and NextGen3, which are commencing their respective deployment phases, are underpinned by a framework of legislation that will inevitably affect how Defence operates both in UK airspace and overseas. These programmes have the potential to significantly affect military aircraft equipage, and military ATM and ASACS capabilities. Capability Sponsors, Duty Holders, Commanders and Project Teams should endeavour to utilise the Defence Airspace and Air Traffic Management (DAATM) to aid them in identifying potential options for compliance and the setting of priorities for future equipage requirements'4.
'SofS' instruction to Defence is that where it can rely on exemptions or derogations from either domestic or international law, it is to introduce standards and management arrangements that produce outcomes that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, at least as good as those required by legislation'5. Military ATS Systems are regulated by the MAA.