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What if your Customer asks to supply the complete set of military required technical documents - Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

The industry and manufacturers of military equipment are increasingly breaking down their technical documentation requirements to their suppliers.
Often, the suppliers are medium-sized companies or manufacturers of civilian products that produce documentation in accordance with the Machinery Directive. This article is intended to provide an overview of what requirements from military industry can look like or are possible requests.

In addition to various reports, Logistics Support Analysis (LSA), meaningful parts lists, spare parts catalogs and spare parts management data (such as S2000M) , Interactive Technical Documentation (e.g. according to S1000D), the manufacturers of military goods also require

  • Life Cycle Cost Data -LCCD
  • Reliability and Maintainability Data - RMD
  • Failure Mode and Effects and Criticality Analysis - FMECA
  • Data for Nato Codification 
  • Data for Mean Time Between Failures - MTBF
  • Data for Mean Time To Repair - MTTR
  • and Data for Obsolescence Management

Special attention should be paid to the strict delivery of this data, which is often linked to the V-Model (e.g. for the Factory Acceptance Test - FAT, manuals as draft version and construction drawings parts lists , LSA and other data should be available as a preliminary final version).

What is required to create good technical authoring in military maintenance documentation?

Creating good technical authoring in military maintenance documentation requires attention to detail, accuracy, clarity, and completeness. It's important to ensure that the documentation is easy to understand and follow, especially since it will be used by military personnel who are responsible for maintaining critical equipment and systems.

Here are some key elements to keep in mind when creating technical authoring for military maintenance documentation:

Standardization: Use a standard format and language that is consistent across all documentation. This will help to avoid confusion and ensure that all maintenance personnel can understand the information.

Clear and concise language: Use clear and concise language that is easy to understand. Avoid using technical jargon or acronyms that may be unfamiliar to the reader.

Detailed instructions: Provide detailed instructions for all maintenance procedures, including step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and illustrations. This will help to ensure that maintenance personnel can perform the required tasks correctly.

Safety information: Include safety information, such as warnings and cautions, throughout the documentation. This will help to ensure that maintenance personnel are aware of potential hazards and can take appropriate precautions.

Revision control: Maintain a system for revision control that ensures all documentation is up-to-date and accurate. This will help to prevent errors and ensure that maintenance personnel have access to the most current information.

User feedback: Solicit feedback from maintenance personnel on the usability and effectiveness of the documentation. This will help to identify areas for improvement and ensure that the documentation is meeting the needs of its users.