Rationale: This new AS standard is a replacement for MS9726. E25 will coordinate with DOD to supersede MS9726 by this new AS. This is one of a series of bolts (MS9723-MS9727) which are to be converted from MS to AS standards. Part of this series (MS9724) has already been converted to AS9724. AS standard will continue the use of original MS part numbers (like all converted MS part standards).
We request that SAE assign AS9726 as the document number to maintain series identification.