4 June 1970
AIRCRAFT WEAPONS RELEASE SET
This specification has been approved by the Naval Air Systems Command,
Department of the Navy.
Scope - The equipment covered by this specification shall provide a
programmed series of output release pulses to aircraft weapons stations. Release of a
variety of stores from the aircraft in accordance with quantity, mode, and drop interval
can be selected by the pilot.
Classification - Aircraft Weapons Release Set AN/AWE- I shall consist
of the items listed in 6.9.
General - The documents listed in 6.11 of the issue in effect on the
date of invitation for bids form a part of this specification to the extent specified herein.
Preproduction - T h i s specification makes provision for preproduction
Parts and Materials - In the selection of parts and materials, fulfillment .
of major design objectives shall be the prime consideration. In so doing the following shall
(1) Microelectronic items shall conform to requirements specified
(2) Other parts and materials requirements shall conform to
(3) Nonrepairable subassemblies, as outlined in Specification
MIL-E-5400, shall be used when practicable. The general size of
the subassembly and the amount of circuitry to be included therein
shall be approved by the procuring activity. Nonrepairable subas-
semblies must be reliable (see 6. 4).