12 APRIL 1988
IGNITER, JET ASSISTED TAKE-OFF (JATO) PROPULSION SYSTEM
GENERAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIFICATION FOR
This specification is approved for use within the Naval Air Systems Command, Department of the
Navy and is available for use by all departments and agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1 Purpose. This specification establishes the minimum requirements for the design, verification, and
qualification of JATO rocket motor ignition systems, hereinafter referred to as "igniters." The igniters are components
of solid propellant rocket motors for JATO applications (see 6.1). Implicit within this specification are requirements
for the shipping container design.
1.2 Igniter types. Igniters covered by this specification are of two types (see 6.2.1):
Type I: Integral igniter
Type II: Non-integral igniter
Type I igniters are designed to be installed in the rocket motor at the time of manufacture and are designed to
remain there for their entire life cycle. Type II igniters, on the other hand, are designed to be installed in the rocket
motor by the user only at the time of use. Type II igniters are normally handled, shipped, and stored separately
from the rocket motor.
1.3 Integrated programs. If the igniter is being developed in conjunction with a rocket motor, considerable savings
in effort and resources may be achieved by integrating the requirements of MIL-R-85880 and this specification.
2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS
2.1.1 Specifications, standards, and handbooks. The following specifications, standards, and handbooks form
apart of this specification to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of these documents
shall be those listed in the issue of the Department of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards (DoDISS)
and supplement thereto, cited in the solicitation.
Cleaning Methods for Ferrous Surfaces and Pretreatment for Organic Coatings
Primer Coating, Zinc Chromate, Low-Moisture-Sensitivity
Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.