The Reliability and Maintainability Barrier 640505

The complexity of avionic equipment has continued to spiral and, by its very nature, requires ever-increasing numbers of maintenance personnel and higher skill levels to keep the systems operating at optimum reliability and with the versatility for which they have been designed. However, maintenance is handicapped by a decreasing number of skilled personnel, and this lack seriously affects the Navy mission capability. This paper reports on the measures taken to increase maintainability effectiveness by introducing new techniques and modular designs. Simplification of testing procedures is one phase of the program and is especially related to present and future suppliers.


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